Alleged car thief gets picture taken before speeding off

Press release from Chesterfield Police

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County Police are seeking a man who stole a vehicle during a test drive on Interstate 95 near Woods Edge Road last week.

The suspect contacted the victim through Craigslist to purchase the vehicle, a black, 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While test driving the vehicle with the victim on the evening of Monday, May 9, the suspect pulled onto the side of Interstate-95 under the Woods Edge Road overpass to take a photo of the car.

The suspect told the victim that the vehicle was smoking, and asked him to exit the car and look. The victim went to the rear of the car, and the suspect then jumped into the vehicle and drove off, leaving the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male about 25 years old and 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighing about 210 pounds. He had dreadlocks and said his name was Jason.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or text the code tip699 with the tip and send to 274637 (CRIMES).