Metro police trying to identify auto theft suspect

Metro police trying to identify auto theft suspect

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Authorities are attempting to identify a man suspected of stealing a vehicle at an apartment complex on the 600 block of West Bay Street in early April.

Officers responded to a reported stolen automobile around 8 a.m. on April 9th. The victim's 2002 Lexus IS300 was last seen in the parking lot at approximately 5:30 a.m., and it was discovered missing two hours later.

A few hours later, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of West 38th Street, where they located the stolen vehicle. The Lexus was parked behind a residence with three doors open and damage to the front end.

Detectives say the car thief was caught on surveillance video in the area. The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt, black pants and a red knit hat.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information should call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at 912.525.3124.

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