Man arrested for stealing $50,000 BMW

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NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police arrested the man that stole a $50,000 BMW from the North Haven dealership parking lot in 2012.

The Washington Avenue dealership reported that a BMW was stolen from their lot overnight in August 2012. Investigators later identified 24-year-old Michael Quezada of North Bergen, NJ as the person responsible for the theft.

Quezada visited the dealership the night before the crime to look at the vehicle with a sales associate. At some point during this exchange, he was able to switch out the BMW key for one that looked similar.

Once the dealership closed for the night, he returned to the location, drove away with the vehicle and fled the state.

Quezada was later taken into custody in the state of Pennsylvania and faced similar theft charges. He was extradited back to North Haven on February 19, 2014 and charged with larceny.

He was released on a $50,000 court set bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on March 16, 2014.

 

 

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