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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 |
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.



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