Car Stolen From Driveway Recovered

Deputies with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station recovered a vehicle that was stolen after being left briefly unattended and running in a La Crescenta driveway last week.
According to the incident report, the victim parked his Honda Accord sedan in a driveway at a home in the 2900 block of Fairmont Avenue at around 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, while visiting a client for work. He told deputies that he left the car running. Shortly after, he said he saw a man speed away with the car, west down Fairmont and turning north on Ramsdell Avenue. The victim added that he had to jump out of the path of the car while yelling at and trying to stop the thief.
Deputies located the car abandoned in the 4900 block of Ramsdell Avenue later that day; the victim’s cellphone and the vehicle’s keys were stolen, but the thief passed over the victim’s loose change, checkbook and gardening tools that also were in the car.
Nearby surveillance footage showed that the thief was a man was wearing a dark hat, a white T-shirt, dark shorts and a backpack.
Those with any additional information about this crime should contact the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station at (818) 248-3464.

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