Car Thief Uses a Novel Approach to Drive Away with a 2004 Jeep Cherokee

Greenwich Police report that on Friday, March 9 around 7:00 pm, a car was stolen, but this time the scenario did not involve thieves checking for unlocked doors in the overnight hours.

According to Lt Slusarz, a 2004 Jeep Cherokee advertised for sale for $1,500 was parked at the Citgo Gas Station at 392 Post Road.

“A guy shows up and says Iā€™m interested in buying the car and says agreed to come back on the 9th to test drive it,” Slusarz said, adding that the potential buyer, a Brazilian white male in his 30’s who spoke fluent Portuguese arrived with his 7 year old daughter for the test drive.

The man and his daughter headed out for a test drive and didn’t return.

Slusarz said the suspect was skinny and had black hair.

Brazilian white male in his 30s skinny build and black hair spoke fluent Portuguese.