UPDATE: One of two stolen luxury vehicles spotted on WV turnpike

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UPDATE:


According to a news release from Charleston Police, the 2013 white Land Rover SUV stolen from Smith Company Motor Cars in Charleston was spotted traveling south in Interstate 77 around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Sgt. Tony Hazelett says the driver of the SUV was headed south toward Beckley.

The release states the West Virginia Turnpike toll booth captured still images of a white male driving the Land Rover. 

The images, according to police, are from the Pax, WV toll booth.  They believe that suspect did travel through all three tolls.

Police also believe the suspect driving the Land Rover purchased gas locally before getting on the Turnpike.

The suspects are described as a black male, around 5'10" and 160 lbs, with a tattoo on his left forearm, and a white male, around 6'00", 170 lbs, wearing a tan hat, blue jeans, and a black shirt.

If anyone has any information please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.

 

ORIGINAL:


Two luxury vehicles and two WV registration plates were stolen overnight from Smith Motor Company in Charleston.

Investigators say two men obtained the keys to the showroom floor and entered the business Monday night.

A white 2013 Jaguar XJ and a white 2013 Land Rover SUV were stolen.

The value of the cars totals nearly $160,000, according to police.

According to a news release, one of the men entered the showroom and took keys while employees were busy with other customers. 

Around 8 p.m. video surveillance shows another man putting a license plate on the Land Rover.

Twelve minutes later the video shows both vehicles leaving the lot.

Investigators have learned that the Land Rover has the license plate 2CL 625 and the Jaguar has the license plate 9TB 965.

No arrests have been made.  If you have any information you're asked to contact Charleston police.


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