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Task force searches for stolen car with valuable motor

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 17, 2012 at 7:18 am with 6 Comments »
May 17, 2012 1:45 pm
Stolen car/Courtesy of LPD

The Pierce County Auto Crimes Enforcement Task Force is trying to find a 1991 Nissan 200SX that was stolen last week.

The white car was taken the night of May 11 from a home in Graham.

It has been spotted three times since, the Lakewood Police Department reported. The car was seen at 109th Street Southwest and Bridgeport Way Southwest on Saturday night, at 128th Street East and Meridian East about 4 p.m. Sunday and at some other point in Tillicum, police reported.

The stolen car has black wheels with chrome rings, tinted windows, a sunroof and a valuable aftermarket motor described as a Skyline RB25DET. The vehicle has Washington state license plate of 153-VAH.

The task force asks anyone who sees the vehicle to call Lakewood police at 253-830-5064 or Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

Lakewood police Lt. Chris Lawler said the agency will be featuring more cases like the stolen Nissan through online social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

“We are just taking advantage of our social media sites,” he said. “And this car is unique enough in its appearance.”

In addition, getting a car thief in custody doesn’t hurt.

“We are hoping if we can arrest a car thief, we can link them to more cases or they can turn us onto other car thieves,” Lawler said.



Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. mojjonation says:

    Rice burners are stolen every day numerous times. Was this a bait car that was taken? It’s a 20+ year old car with a good motor. Why is it so important that they have to advertise to get it back?

  2. Pecksbadboy says:

    Probably because the engine is worth $2500 and the car is worth $30.
    2.5L, 250hp in a roller skate of a car.

  3. gonefishin69690 says:

    Agreed. The owner must be offering a reward. The cops don’t care about stolen cars.

  4. mojjonation says:

    I understand that the red top Nissan motors are like gold, but the police department seeking assistance to find it by advertising in the paper is a bit of a stretch. There is something we aren’t being told.

  5. Roseshair says:

    Well I for one, am thankful they DO care about stolen cars! Thieves need to know there are consequences for their crimes. I’m sure car thieves are counting on cops not caring about stolen cars! I’m glad we have cops that care!

  6. surveyor1 says:

    The owner of this car must have some important connections. I believe the normal police response for a crime of this nature would be “you have insurance, right?”

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