Police seek information on car thefts, offer $1K reward

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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Updated: October 31, 2012, 9:23 PM

 
photoPolice say this white car is connected to multiple auto thefts in Vancouver.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon and the Vancouver Police Department are asking for the public’s help in arresting a car thief who used a white Ford Fusion to steal other cars.

Police found the vehicle on Oct. 23 at an apartment complex. When two subjects got into the car, police pinned it with undercover cars, identified themselves as police, and asked the two occupants to get out of the car. The driver put the car in reverse and slammed into an undercover car and almost hit two officers in the process of escaping, according to a news release.

The Fusion was found abandoned on Oct. 28 in Camas.

People associated with the car are suspected to be connected to multiple vehicle prowls, the theft of a firearm, fraud, hit and run, first-degree assault and fleeing from a marked police vehicle, Crime Stoppers said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Tips can be left online or at 503-823-4357. Tipsters can remain anonymous.