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    Danville Police Investigating Vehicle Theft


    Martinsville Daily

    stolen_vehicle.jpg.6174ae6b780f14f539a387a501b8dff9.jpgThe Danville Police Department is currently investigating a motor vehicle theft incident that occurred on April 2, 2018 at an area gas station. The reporting party stepped inside the gas station to pay for a fuel purchase leaving the keys in the vehicle. A male subject in a vehicle adjacent to the victims, entered the victim’s car and drove away. The suspect was accompanied by a female who assumed the drivers position in the suspect’s vehicle as they left the scene. The female is described as white, having blonde hair wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark sunglasses. The male is described as white, wearing a blue t shirt, blue jeans and white shoes and had a tattoo on his right arm. The stolen vehicle is a silver Nissan Altima displaying Virginia registration VWE - 7131 at the time of the theft. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored Honda 4 door with visible license plates ACA - 1368 but with unknown state identifiers at this time.

    Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-6508, or via our crime tips line on your computer at crimetips@danvilleva.gov. Information given will remain confidential.

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