Berea Police: Looking For A Serial Car Thief

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 6/02/2012 12:16 am
Berea Police said Friday that they're dealing with an apparent serial car thief.

Investigators said a man has stolen cars in at least three states in this region and that the method is the same in each theft.

Police said the man asks to test drive a car that's for sale and he never brings it back.

The most recent known victim is McMahon Auto Care in Berea. 

Police said the man told the people at McMahon's that he was a traveling car salesman looking for vehicles to add to his own lot and wanted to take a test drive.

Police said the man took a green 2009 Toyota Corolla and never came back.  Police said the car he left behind had been stolen from Ohio, which also had stolen plates.

Investigators said the man appears credible, convincing and sincere. 

Police said that's why people appear to be allowing him to take a test drive alone, without getting his driver's license or auto insurance information. 

Police said the fact that the man is willing to leave his supposed personal car to take the test drive adds to unsuspecting victims comfort levels in allowing him to drive off alone. 

Police said he's duping a lot of people.
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