Man accused of selling stolen car to local residents

Authorities are hoping the public can help

By Stefanie Donahue, Columbian staff writer

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The Portland Police Bureau, along with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is looking to identify a man suspected of selling a stolen car.

The car was sold within a day of it being reported stolen in October 2012.

Two Vancouver residents paid the suspect, whom they met through an advertisement on Craigslist, $5,800 in cash for the 2005 Toyota Scion. After the purchasers attempted to register the car, they realized it was stolen.

The buyers took a photo of the suspect at the time of purchase and authorities are looking for help from the public to identify him.

He is described as a male in his mid-to-late 20s, 5 feet 10 inches, 170 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case or any unsolved felony. Tips can remain anonymous.

To leave a tip with Crime Stoppers, go to http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com. Or text CRIMES (274637), and in the subject line put 823HELP. Tips can also be made over the phone by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).