Stolen SUV recovered; thief at large

Suburban that was stolen Saturday found Monday at Harrison Street (Includes video of recovery)
Courtney Astolfi
Feb 26, 2014


Police on Monday night found an SUV that was stolen days earlier from a Cleveland Road gas station.

The thief remains at large.

Watch video of the recovery in the player below

A Huron man’s Chevy Suburban was stolen from the Hy-Miler Saturday at about 7:30 p.m., when the man stopped at the store to buy a pack of cigarettes, according to a Sandusky police report.

The man entered the store briefly and then exited, only to spot someone driving off in his SUV. He gave chase, catching up to the vehicle at the end of the gas station’s driveway. He opened the passengerside door, but the thief’s maneuvering flung the man off the SUV and onto the pavement.

The SUV was last seen speeding away on South Larchmont Drive. Sandusky police were unable to locate it until about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Officer Brad Wilson was searching for a child who ran away from home when he happened upon the Suburban in the 1000 block of Harrison St., according to a police report.

The engine was cool to the touch, indicating whoever drove it there was long gone. No keys were found in the ignition or around the vehicle, the report said.

Wilson reached out to a Harrison Street man, who said he first noticed the SUV there at about 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Another resident told Wilson she had not noticed it there on Sunday night.

A tow truck hauled the vehicle to the Sandusky Police Station, where it will be processed for evidence. As of Tuesday night no one had been arrested.



No mention of the safe in the front seat?


Lmao.been there


the story states that the safe fell out of the vehicle when the owner opened the passenger door trying to stop the thief.


Thank you...I missed that in the first article.

Stop It

Why doesn't Tandem Media use YouTube? Firefox refuses to play SR own vids and I have to switch to IE just for a vid.PITA, to say the least.


The guy who stole the truck, clearly came from inside the store. Is there no cameras inside??

The Rudy

If you're dumb enough to buy cigarettes you're dumb enough to leave your keys in the car...


if you're smart enough to steal cigarettes you may just be smart enough to steal a truck...

Licorice Schtick

I was too cold to walk home...
The thief staggered out of the store at the 2:08 minute mark. Aren't there any cameras inside?