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Person wanted in Portsmouth auto theft scam

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-17 15:20:55-04

Portsmouth, Va. – Police need the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in stealing a car and selling it online.

Detectives say on March 7, 2015, the victim and female suspect left a bar in Virginia Beach, to go to a house in Portsmouth. The woman stopped in Norfolk and picked up two other men, according to police. After arriving at the home in the 100 block of Cushing Street, the victim invited the woman and the two unknown men inside to ‘hang out’. A short time later, police say the victim fell asleep. When the victim awoke, he realized that his wallet, cellular phone, and car keys were missing. The victim also found his car missing and filed a police report.

On March 12, 2015, the victim’s vehicle was found in the City of Chesapeake. Detectives determined that the vehicle was sold through an online source called Peddle.com. Detectives have also learned that someone used the victim’s debit card in Norfolk on the same day that his wallet was stolen. Detectives have obtained a picture of the female suspect they are trying to identify, according to police.

Anyone with information about this case or who can identify the woman pictured is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP ℠. Callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs, or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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