Car thief becoming more reckless in evasion attempts
Anchorage Police are asking for the public's help in locating a car thief who they say is becoming more dangerous and reckless in attempts to evade officers.
Last Thursday evening, a tan 2003 GMC was stolen from the Alaska Club East parking lot. Two days later, the vehicle was found abandoned without its original plates. Authorities also noticed the garage door opener had been removed.
A few hours later, just after 10 Saturday night, a man called 911 to report someone gaining access to the garage of his home located in the 4200 block of Horizon Avenue. The suspect(s), APD says, then stole the gray 2012 Dodge Charger which was housed in the garage.
Since the Charger was stolen, officers have spotted the vehicle at least three times on the east side of town. Each time, the driver has managed to evade police. APD says the driver has also gotten progressively more dangerous by driving with headlights off, speeding, and traveling on the wrong side of the road. Each of those occurrences happened after sunset, police say.
Police said Wednesday morning that the Charger, which had Alaska license plate GLC813, was found unoccupied just after 5:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Motel 6 at 5000 A St. Police didn't mention any arrest of a suspect driver, however.
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