Suspect Distracts Salesperson, Steals Camaro from Ottawa Co. Dealership

Posted at 4:21 PM, Aug 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-09 10:19:40-04

7536149037×400COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — A Camaro was stolen from a Coopersville dealership Thursday afternoon after deputies say a man distracted a salesperson, stole the keys and sped off.

The suspect arrived at Betten Baker auto dealership, 930 O’Malley Dr., at 12:25 p.m. in another stolen vehicle, a Mercedes SUV stolen earlier in the day from a Ferndale dealership.

The car deputies say he stole was a red 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS with Michigan dealer plates 421D28.  He is described as a medium-build black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his mid-30s and wearing a white t-shirt.

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