Police look for more victims after "mechanic" arrested for auto theft

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police officers arrested a man who was supposed to repair a car, but instead took off with the vehicle and the owner's money.

According to Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, Kedrick Russell advertised on the Internet as an ASE Certified Mechanic doing "affordable auto repairs."

In December, the victim found Russell's advertisement online and contacted him. Russell went to the victim's home and he gave Russell his car and $1,150 for repairs.

In January, the victim could not locate Russell or his car.

On April 19, Russell was arrested and charged with auto theft, as well as three felony warrants.

Detectives working this case have located another victim and they believe there may be more. Anyone who believes he or she was a victim of Russell, or who may have more information about his activities, is asked to contact Detective Rachel Rohkohl of the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6592.