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Incident Report for Case #2014-27977

Incident Type

Theft

Incident Date

01/27/2014 - 9:44 PM

Address

2300 block Cypress Way

Arrested

Sorrell A. Gilmore, age 18, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Receive Stolen Property and on a Probation Hold.

Roberto M. Rodriguez Sostre, age 18, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Receive Stolen Property and on a Probation Hold.

Victim(s)

Male, age 27, Madison

Details

A Chevy Tahoe, stolen while it was warming up Monday night, was nearly junked this week. And it probably would have been if not for the fact that one of two teenage suspects was recognized by staff at American Auto, 1200 E. Washington Ave.

Mr. Roberto M. Rodriguez Sostre, age 18, Madison, entered the business Tuesday morning and mumbled something about having a "car to junk." An employee remembered him as being the same young man who had sold a stolen car to American Auto in December. "He already took me for $250," said a business associate. The young man was told, Tuesday, that police were being called, and he took off running, leaving the black 1999 SUV in the lot.

A short time later, a second teen entered the dealership and claimed the Tahoe belonged to his girlfriend. He changed his story a few times, but staff members weren't buying any of it. The teen realized they were not going to budge, and he also fled as police were arriving.

Responding officers captured Mr. Rodriguez Sostre on E. Gorham St. shortly after the attempted transaction. The second suspect, Mr. Sorrell A. Gilmore, age 18, Madison, was taken into custody on Wednesday.

The Tahoe's owner, a 27-year old Cypress Way resident, said it was stolen outside his home after he left it running and unattended for a few minutes in Monday night's bitter cold.

He ended up getting his SUV back, but not his car stereo, or the cash he kept in the center console. Those were gone by the time the Tahoe rolled into the E. Washington Ave. car center.
 

Released 01/31/2014 at 11:07 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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