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Dawson police searching for car thief

Terrance Greene, Car Owner Terrance Greene, Car Owner
Ass. Chief Tommy Poupard, Dawson Police Department Ass. Chief Tommy Poupard, Dawson Police Department

Dawson police are searching for a car thief after a vehicle was stolen early Sunday morning.

The owner reported the vehicle stolen a little after 1:30am. Shortly after, police found the car wrecked on the side of the road.

Terrance Greene was visiting his cousin last Saturday for a night of fun. The fun extended into early Sunday morning, but came to a screeching halt when he discovered his white 2001 Chevy Impala had been stolen.

"It was kinda cold, and I just went outside to turn the heater on, let the car warm up a bit," said Terrance Greene, Car Owner. "And I stepped back inside and maybe a minute and a half, two minutes later I came out and find my vehicle is gone."

He immediately called 911, and officers were on the scene within minutes.

"This appears to be just a theft of opportunity. The keys were left in it, the vehicle was running. It could be that somebody just walked by and saw it and decided to take it for a ride," said Ass. Chief Tommy Poupard, Dawson Police Department.

Shortly after officers visited his home, police found the Impala wrecked on the corner of Stonewall Street and 7th Avenue. The driver was nowhere to be found, and a spot of blood was found on the front passenger door. But the car Greene and his wife used was totaled.

"I cried," said Greene. "Yeah, because I don't bother nobody around here and like I say, I'm surprised it even happened 'cause, like I say, we used to just cranking up our vehicles. Let them run a little bit if it's cold."

Greene and his wife have since had to borrow a car from their family members to get to and from work. He said has no hard feelings against the thief, but hopes police will soon be able to find a suspect.

"There was no meaning to it. I mean if you needed a ride, I'm one of the nicest guys around here," Greene said. "If anyone needs a ride, they know I'll go out of my way to help them out. But that was just completely, it...it really brought me down."

Police have no description of the suspect, but have lifted finger prints from the car. The case has been turned over to investigations.

Dawson police are asking the public for help to catch the thief. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact the Dawson Police Department.

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