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STOLEN CLASSIC CARS
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The goal of this webpage is to assist both Law Enforcement and the Victims in recovering these stolen classic cars.

If you wish to post information about a stolen classic car, please click here for information regarding what is necessary to do so.

Vehicles will remain listed as stolen until recovered by Law Enforcement or Victims


R E C O V E R E D by Los Angeles SD on 6/11/09

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Recovered 1968 Camaro.
From: "Ramirez, Cesar" <C2Ramire@lasd.org>
Date: Tue, June 16, 2009 7:20 am

Gary, I have most excellent news.  We have recovered our first stolen classic car that was seen on WSATI's stolen classic cars web site.  The black, 1968, Camaro, SS/RS stolen on June 17, 2008, in West Hollywood area.   Someone saw the Camaro on WSATI web site, called the victim and told him he saw his car in Lennox area. On 6-11-09, Lennox - Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies responded found the car, they contacted TRAP.  Detective Brian Yori responded and identified it as a VIN switch.  The victim identified it as his stolen though unique points of identification.  I have pictures of it when recovered - if you're interested.

Cesar Ramirez
 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Ramirez, Cesar" <C2Ramire@lasd.org>
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 3:37:25 PM
Subject: Info on another classic stolen 1968 Chevy Camaro

Gary,  I hope all is well.

The victim lives in Corona.  The vehicle was stolen in Los Angeles.  The picture sent to me was in flyer form and I don't know if it will work, I hope you can work your magic and post it.  Cesar.

Stolen in West Hollywood, off La Brea and 3rd, on the morning of 6/17/08.

License: WYC709 (CA yellow on black plate, no front plate)
VIN: 124378L338823
Color: Black with purple "ghost stripes"

  • Black/Gray leather interior
  • RS (Rally Sport) Grill
  • SS (Super Sport) Hood
  • American Racing Hopster 2-piece polished wheels (17s in front, 18s in rear)
  • Gas cap says 350SS
  • Dakota digital gauges
  • Sony MEX-1HD stereo
LAPD Wilshire - Report # 08-0718154
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L O C A T E D by Los Angeles PD on 6/03/08

-----Original Message-----
From: "Bell, Tim J." <tjbell@lasd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 3:00:15 PM
Subject: Recovered 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible

Gary, hope all is well.   This is Tim Bell with LASD TRAP - West Team.  On June 3rd, LAPD Devonshire Division narcotics unit discovered a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible inside the garage of the suspect's residence.   The vehicle has obviously been VIN switched. 

The suspect has no paperwork on the car at all but claims she bought the car from a friend for thirty thousand dollars.  Yeah right…..!  We believe the vehicle is related to the "Jerry Thompson" case involving classic stolens.

Anyway, can you post the vehicle photos on your website in case someone recognizes it.  Maybe we can find out the true owner.  Nice vehicle.  Tim
 

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R E C O V E R E D by Phoenix PD on 10/29/08

-----Original Message-----
From: Annette Jacobs <annette.jacobs@phoenix.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 2:08:50 PM
Subject: FW: Photo

Gary

The victim's vehicle is described as:

1958 Chevy Impala, 2 door, turquoise green/teal with a white hard top
VIN: F58L180119 
Date of Theft: 05/26/08

The victim says vehicle was in showroom condition.  Estimated value is 60k

Distinguishing items if car is already VIN switched:

  • Vehicle has original 283 engine
  • Vehicle has factory air which is not standard for that year
  • Interior is vinyl green with sitting portion containing gray, light green, and dark green large stripes
  • Everything else on vehicle is standard and original
On 052608 between 0001 and 0900 hours, unknown suspects took the vehicle by unknown means, from the carport of the victim's home, just feet from where the victim's bedroom is located in the city of phoenix.

Please call me if I can provide you with anything else.  Thanks.  Annette

Phoenix Police Department- Case #2008-80903094 - Detective Jacobs (602) 262-7603
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sung Chir <SChir@chp.ca.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 12:12:31 PM
Subject: classic car theft

Hi Gary.  I finally got some time to post this information with you.  The flier I have attached has most of the info, but I got some more details from the victim that is not in the flyer.  Also can you post a $20,000 reward from the owner.  Here are some distinguishing items that should help identify the car if it is already VIN switched:

  • Vehicle has original 283 engine in it.
  • Paint job was only in stage 1.
  • It has red interior
  • Chevy hood emblem belongs to a V6 rather than a V8
  • Rings around taillight assembly is heavily pitted from wear and tear
  • Convertible does not have a motor, must be opened manually
  • Driver and passenger door does not have red reflector on inside panel
  • The antenna hole is in front with no antenna, antenna hole should be in back but owner changed it.
  • Speaker grill located in middle of back seat is missing the Impala emblem
Thanks Gary.  I appreciate your help. 

On 3/26/08 unknown suspects break into One Stop Auto Repair located at 4928 Florence Avenue and steal a 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible.  This vehicle is completely restored and valued at $120,000.00. 

1958 Black Chevrolet Impala Convertible
VIN: F58F172628
Date of Theft: March 26, 2008

Bell Police Department - Report # 08-1716 - Detective Dixon (323) 923-2657

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Ramirez, Cesar" <C2Ramire@lasd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:21:10 AM
Subject:

Gary, hope all is well.  I got an e-mail from another victim.  This is a matching number 396 SS chevelle. It looks beaten but it is worthy of being posted because it is a matching number, big block, Super Sport - that makes the car unique and worth keeping together.  I asked the victim “Johnny O” for pictures – he sent me a flyer.  Can you work with it or should I have him e-mail photos only?  Cesar. 

1968 SS Chevelle SS 396
Stolen from driveway on Deercreek near Orange Terrace Park in Riverside, CA
Last seen 3/14/08 mid-day, leaving on a red flatbed tow truck

  • 396 CID L-78 375 HP Big Block, Holley (DFDP) 
  • 4 Speed, Red Scatter Shield, “V” Gate Shifter 
  • 12 Bolt Posi Rear End, Yellow Ladder Bars
  • “RAT” Hand Painted On Differential Cover
  • Aluminum Firewall
  • Color: Faded Green And Rust, Ex Vinyl Roof, Black R/F Fender
  • Interior: Black Bucket Seats, Malloy Tach
  • Suspension: Yellow Powder Coated Arms, Springs, Sway Bars, Ladder Bars
  • 15” X 10” Centerline / 15” X 8” Rally Wheel
  • Steering: White Powder Coated Parts
  • Brakes: Red 3” Drums
VIN: 138378Z118522 
LIC: KJK396 (WA) 
DOT: March 18, 2008
Call: 561 307-2720
Riverside Police Department - Report #P08038326
Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.
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-----Original Message-----
Subject: Stolen Car
From: "Ted Saraf" <TSaraf@lojack.com>
Date: Sat, March 22, 2008 7:07 am

Gary fyi

1965 Chevrolet El Camino

Stolen 3/14/08 from Carrow's Restaurant in Chatsworth

LIC: 2L97454 (CA) 
VIN: 133805Z120832

  • Artesian Turquoise
  • Recently repainted engine compartment
  • QMP built 350 small block
  • 671 The Blower Shop Blower
  • Dual Demon Carburetor
  • California Performance Transmission 200R4
  • 15” Rally Rims 
Los Angeles Police Department – Devonshire Division – (818) 756-8285 - Police Report #081708402
Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Marty Del Cid <c21pmarty@aol.com>
Cc: Jim Paul <c21jpaul@aol.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 4:43:10 PM
Subject: Stolen 55 chevy

My Car was stolen at the Great Indoors parking lot on Sunday, March 9th, between 4:15 and 4:45, at the Empire Shopping Mall in Burbank CA. My car was a 1955 210, painted tan and white.  It had a 502/550 HP.  400 tranny, small hubcaps and beauty rims. The front name plate read "1955 Sleeping Thunder." 

Very stock looking and sedate in appearance. Cloth interior,  antique Auto Meter gauges and tack.  Three inch exhaust all the way out, two seat belts in front, none in the rear seat. Electronic ignition so the battery is in the trunk next to the spare tire.

The drivers side mat has a Chevy bow tie sewn into it.  That is about it.  Your thoughtfulness in helping me is very much appreciated.  The fact of the matter is that this car and others are out of the country in a matter of hours or cut up and sold off. It is a shame.  Again, thanks for the help.

VIN: B55L027670
LIC: 2YOY382 (CA)

Burbank Police Department Case Number 08-2476
Jim Paul 818 845 8818 email C21JPaul@AOL.com
Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.
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-----Original Message-----
Subject: (no subject)
From: LADOT51@aol.com
Date: Wed, April 16, 2008 6:48 pm

Hi, my name is Julio Diaz and my 1967 Chevy Camaro convertible was stolen by Jerry Thompson and I would like to post it on your site.  My license plates were found in his possession (on 4/4/08) but my car is still missing.

1967 Camaro convertible, SS350 badging, red exterior with black bumble bee stripes up front and blacked out tail light panel, cowl induction hood, red standard interior with a 68-69 black console with round aftermarket gauges, new black top, crack running almost straight down the middle of the windshield, dent on right fender California personalized black license plate read 67RAGTO with a 1967 year tab on it, front plate was custom made only had a red JD on it.  15" rally wheels with BF Goodrich 215/60/r15 in front and 245/60/r15 in rear with raised white letters. Headlights were aftermarket projector lights.  350 engine, Muncie 4-speed transmission with a Hurst shifter.  A good give away forthose Camaro experts is the incorrect bumble bee stripes as shown in the picture.  Stolen from the vicinity of Sherman Way and the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood, CA.

VIN: 123677N224559
Date of Theft: February 25, 2008
LAPD North Hollywood Stolen File # 081507883

Thank you for your help.  Contact Julio Diaz 323-637-8797 / email ladot51@aol.com

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Manning, Robert A." <ramannin@lasd.org>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 2:18:36 PM
Subject: FW: 

Gary can you send this out. 

Stolen Vehicle,  1957 Chevy Nomad Blue with a White top,  License #2NDTYME,  stolen from McMillen's body Shop in the City of Bellflower.  Location was broken into and the vehicle was stolen from inside the garage area.  If anyone has any information please call me. 

Det. Rob Manning,  LASD / TRAP
Cell  562-755-6443

VIN: VC57L112165
LIC: 2NDTYME (CA)
Date of Theft: 02/21/08
Reporting Agency: LASD Lakewood File #608-04616-1335-091

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

Click Here for newspaper article about this theft (4/6/08).

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-----Original Message-----
Subject: My Stolen Truck
From: Parrish Jr, Jerry <jerry.c.parrish@us.army.mil>
Date: Wed, April 16, 2008 3:01 pm

Hello,

Can you add a picture of my stolen 1971 chevy truck. I found this site after reading the article from the daily news. The truck sounds so much like mine that I thought maybe someone out there had seen it. 

The truck was stolen on the 9th of Jan in Van Nuys CA. It is a yellow and white 1971 Chevy Cheyenne Short Bed. It has a new 350 engine with turbo 350 auto trans.  It recently had a frame off restore so the paint is good, everything else is new (bumpers, grill, trim and smoked glass), the interior is the Special Deluxe bench seat in black with door panels and headliner, it has a fact tilt wheel, power steering, power brakes and was a factory a/c cab. The truck also had a brand new set of Coys (20x8 in front and 20x10's gray finish with polish lip). 

VIN/CE141Z617530
LIC/7J73355 (CA)
LAPD - Van Nuys report # 08-0904545 

Contact: J. Parrish: 310-902-0698 azvetmn@yahoo.com or jerry.parrish@cachan.ang.af.mil

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
Subject: stolen 56 Chevy Nomad
From: Rob Shanahan <rsphoto@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, April 16, 2008 9:15 am

Hello, not sure where to send this info, but I'd sure like to get it posted on your site.  Thanks for doing what you do and trying to help us recover our babies.  Here's mine:

Registered owner: Rob Shanahan 310-701-4405
1956 Chevy Nomad
Black and white with black/white interior and bucket seats.
Disc brakes, 283 Corvette engine, 3 speed manual on the column.

VIN: VC56S163572
LIC: XEJ873 (CA 1956 yellow)
Date of Theft: New Year's Day 
Stolen From: Venice 
Reporting Agency and their Case #: LAPD Pacific File # 08-14-04090

RS
www.robshanahan.com

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Parks <bparks1578@aol.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 12:55:49 PM
Subject: Stolen Classic Car

Hi Gary,

Please put out the word on this car which was stolen a little over a year ago, entered on NCIC.  Gary, here's the details on the car:

STOLEN: 1971 Ford, Custom 500, 429 'Cobra Jet,' Police Interceptor package, all numbers matching car; four (4) door sedan, color: medium blue metallic (Ford color code '3-D'), interior: new, black,  missing rear pkg. shelf, and, has a new A/S stainless steel 'whip' antenna mounted on top of the left rear quarter (1/4) panel.  This car was approximately 95% restored missing moldings, door panels, some grill pieces, etc, and, otherwise, this car is in excellent, including mechanical, condition, with all new Ford NOS, OEM parts, and, many other major new parts throughout the car

VIN/1N53P137808;  (the rare "P" in the VIN denotes the "police interceptor" package), customarily located on the left dash (windshield) and the driver's door tag.

LIC/F647UD (FL with a valid '07 decal)

Note:  Keys are in the vehicle! ('Perp' took them from the hook that they had been hanging from in his locked garage/shop, in which he was the only person with the key to such garage/shed)

Stolen from: 624 Seaman Place, Daytona Beach, Florida, 32119, on or about 26 Oct 07, an NCIC 'file 1' (stolen car) broadcast message was entered on NCIC or about 26 Nov 07 by the Volusia County (FL) SO Case # 200700285, (386) 254-4689.

Copyright All rights reserved by coconvI hope I didn't leave out too many important details.  Please let me know, Gary, if there's anything else; any additional information, etc., that you may require of me, or, otherwise, if you may have any questions, concerns, or comments. 

Very truly yours, William 'Bill' Parks                                          Photo is not actual vehicle

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Taylor <xchokeholdx@mac.com>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 1:47:07 PM
Subject: Stolen 1949 Ford Sedan (shoebox)

A guy in Long Beach was going to do some work on the car and left it parked in the alley behind his house.  The neighbor saw two guys pushing it up the alley but failed to tell the guy.  Needless to say the car was stolen.

1949 Ford "Shoebox" 2 Door Sedan 
VIN: 98HA139779
LIC: EMP355 (TX)
Color: Blue 
Date of Theft: 9/20/07
Stolen From: Long Beach
Reporting Agency and their Case #: Long Beach PD Case # 070074785. 

Attached three photos are of a vehicle that looks similar to stolen car.  The car is dark blue with no plates. A new front clip was installed, as well as air bags in the rear of the car.  No engine. 

Contact Ryan at (949) 584-1896 / xchokeholdx@mac.com

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in CA SVS or NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
Subject: Stolen Classic
From: James Stoa <26172@lapd.lacity.org>
Date: Tue, November 10, 2009 12:42 pm

Gary,
 
 

The above photo is not the actual vehicle, but similar.
I was at a T.R.A.P. symposium last week and spoke to Cesar Ramirez.  He gave me your info.

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle 2 door
VIN/1363792366822
LIC: ZRS442 (CA last registered Sept 2006)
Color: Faded Black
Stolen From: Florence Ave / Hoover St in Los Angeles
Date of Theft: 09-16-06 1840 hours
Reporting Agency and their Case #: LAPD 77th Case # 061230767
Reporting Agency Contact Number: 213-485-6991

Vehicle had after market electric locks installed on the vehicle at the time of Theft and the engine had major performance work done prior to coming to the body shop.  Vehicle was placed on the street by the body shop as they moved other vehicles around in their restricted work area.  Vehicle was on the street less than 12 minutes and it was totally locked and secured. 

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in CA SVS or NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Jacobs, Peter" <peterjacobs1@msn.com>
Sent: Fri, January 21, 2011 3:03:23 PM
Subject: Stolen 66 Malibu Convertible-Marina del Rey

My 1966 Chevelle Malibu Convertible was stolen from the street in front of my house located in Marina del Rey, CA in the early morning hours during a torrential downpour two days after Christmas in 2004.

VIN: 136676K180963 
LIC: JACOBS (CA Olympic Training Plate)
Color: Metalic Dark Blue
Stolen From: Marina del Rey
Date of Theft: 12/27/2004
Reporting Agency and their Case #: LAPD Pacific File # 04-1436818

The unique feature is the glass rear window in the black canvas top.

My car was painted metallic dark blue and on the left rear quarter panel, the white pin striping had been sanded off. Black interior with fresh NOS trim all around, also has a built 327 (camel hump heads) with a powerglide, aftermarket stereo in the glove box with a sub in the trunk.

If you happen to see it or have any information, please call me at 310-941-8888 or email peterjacobs1@msn.com. I am offering a $500 reward to anyone who provides info directly leading to the recovery of our car.

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in CA SVS or NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
Subject: WSATI Stolen Classics
From: Ramon Canizales <ramon_canizales@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, January 06, 2012 4:28 pm
To: webmaster

1957 Chevrolet 150 2 Door
VIN: A57L150588
LIC: RAMON57  (CA) 
Color: Red/White
Date of Theft: 10/20/04
Stolen From: Bellflower, CA
Reporting Agency and their Case #: LASD Lakewood File # 601-28908-1334-091
Reporting Agency Contact Number: 562-623-3500 

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in CA SVS or NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Gomez, Jesus A" <jesus.a.gomez2@boeing.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:30 AM
Subject: WSATI Stolen Classics

Hello-

My car was stolen in October of 2004 and I am still looking for ways to help find it. Could you please post this for me on your site? Thank you.

1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 2D
VIN: 45837K103759
LIC: 4JRC710 (CA)
Vehicle Color: Silver-Blue at time of theft
Stolen From: San Pedro
Date of Theft: 10/08/04
Reporting Agency and their Case #: LAPD Harbor Case # 040520988
Reporting Agency Contact Number: 310-726-7850
Further description of the vehicle: 2 door coupe, 283/2 Speed Powerglide, all matching (except transmission and drive shaft), baby blue interior, screw holes under ashtray for radio mount, rear antenna, dual Flowmasters, newer 6x9 rear speaker
Unique identifiers : $10,000 reward for successful return

Jesse A. Gomez
jesus.a.gomez2@boeing.com
El Segundo (310) 662-8020
Cell (310) 503-0559 

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in CA SVS or NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
Subject: VIP Stolen Vehicle
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 10:55:31 -0800 
From: Louis Koven <20626@lapd.lacity.org>

Gary, 
Can you put this on the website? 
Lou

Special Attention: All Auto Theft Investigators 

The below listed vehicle was stolen from the Arcadia area on 12/22/03. This is a distinctive vehicle and the victim is Thomas McKernan, the President/CEO of the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA). He and his company are big supporters of LE and auto theft prevention programs. Please notify all your personnel to keep an eye open for this vehicle, see photo attached.  Please pass this on to all interested parties. 
Thank you, 
Det. Lou Koven 
LAPD/CCD 
BAD CATS 
213-485-2507 

1956 Chevrolet BelAir 2 Door
VIN: VC56L30925
LIC: 56ZZ43O (CA the plate is 56ZZ43o not zero) 
Color: Purple and White
Date of Theft: December 22, 2003
Reporting Agency and their Case #: Arcadia PD Case # 03-07364
Additional Information: Flamework on hood, top and trunk is white

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in CA SVS or NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Carrillo <jimmycrunchy@yahoo.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 7:55:06 AM
Subject: Stolen Porsche

My 1960 356-B Porsche Roadster was stolen from my apartment located in the McKinley Park area of Sacramento, CA in March 1993.

1960 Porsche 356B Roadster
VIN/86865 
LIC/3CUG762 (CA)
Date of Theft: 03/20/93
Reporting Agency and their Case #: Sacramento PD Report # 93-24134 
Additional Information: My car was painted with black laquer, all of the body work was done using lead and the original interior upolstery panels were out of the car and are still in my possession. The original paint color was a greenish blue and there are still places on the car that have small pieces of the original paint affixed. The bondo had been removed after having been sand blasted. There is also small pieces of sand inside the shaft where the clutch cable runs because the car was sandblasted before restoration in 1981.

Peter can be contacted at (916) 715-9241 or email jimmycrunchy@yahoo.com

Note: This vehicle is no longer listed in CA SVS or NCIC as the record has been purged. The purged record is still listed in NICB records.

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-----Original Message-----
Subject: stolen car
From: Angelee Conroy <milbreyc@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, September 26, 2011 10:51 am
To: Gary Labb

Hi Gary,                         Photo is not actual vehicle =>

I found your website on the Internet. I know this a long shot, and I am sure a "forgotten" file, but my mom was talking about her stolen car the other day, and I thought, why not, I'll post on the Internet...you never know! Here is all her info, which she has saved :(  all these years.  Can you please include the following stolen vehicle on the WSATI website. 

1955 Chevrolet BelAir Convertible
VIN/VC550027181
LIC/JTL220 (CA)
Color: Turquoise and White
Stolen From: SkyTrails Restaurant, Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, CA
Original Date of Theft: 11/24/67
Reporting Agency and their Case #:  LAPD West Valley Case # 67-082140
Vehicle Re-entered into SVS / NCIC as a stolen vehicle: 07/18/12
Reporting Agency and their Case #: LAPD West Valley Case # 1209-14714
Reporting Agency Contact Number: 818-374-7611
Further description of the vehicle: Turquoise interior

Thank You.
A. Conroy 
805-967-6015
email:milbreyc@yahoo.com

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