Police Video of Man Sought for Driving Stolen Car at Street Takeover

Thief escaping with stolen car

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities sought the public's help Tuesday to find a man seen in videos driving a stolen car at a recent street takeover in the Vermont Square area.

The man was driving a 2022 Dodge Charger at the street takeover about 10:50 p.m. April 30 at Vernon Avenue and Figueroa Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police said officers sent to the scene saw the suspect doing "burnouts" and tried to conduct a traffic stop.

"However, the driver fled from officers and eluded them," police said.

On Friday, officers found the Dodge parked near Vernon and McKinley avenues, and they determined that its rear license plate had been issued to an Infiniti, police said.

Detectives checked the Dodge's vehicle identification number and learned that it had been reported stolen from the city of Downey, police said.

Video showing the suspect in the driver's seat of the Dodge at the street takeover was circulated by police, who described the man as about 18-25 years old, with black hair and a mustache.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact LAPD Detective Juan Campos of the Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3713 or via email at 31480@lapd.online.

Tipsters may also call the CTD watch commander at 213-833-3746, or use the 24-hour tipline 877-LAPD-247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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