Detroit police: Man wanted for stealing car after helping owner get it unstuck

Posted at 7:47 PM, Feb 26, 2021

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police are searching for a man who stole a car after helping the owner dig it out of the snow.

It happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, February 15 on the city's west side.

Police say the 53-year-old victim's black Volvo S-60 was stuck in the snow in the area of Joy and Vaughn when the man approached him.

The suspect helped get the car out and then asked to be taken to a market located nearby in the 16000 block of W. Warren.

Once they arrived at the market, the victim got out and went inside. Police say the suspect then went around to the driver's side, entered the vehicle, and drove away.

The car was recovered two days later on Wednesday, February 17 in the area of Rutland and Majestic, about a mile from the market.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect, or may have information about the crime, is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft Unit at 313-596-2555, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.