1 Classic car recovered; Evan Longoria's Camaro not found
Evan Longoria's black 1967 Camaro RS with a white vinyl top was stolen from Chandler. By Jennifer Thomas
A black 1970 Buick GSX was stolen from Chandler. By Jennifer Thomas
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- One of two classic cars stolen from a fenced yard near Elliot Road and Arizona Avenue in Chandler has been recovered. Police are asking for the public's help to find the other vehicle and suspects.
According to Detective David Ramer with the Chandler Police Department, sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday, the suspect(s) entered the yard at 260 E. Comstock Drive and stole the custom vehicles.
One vehicle, described as a black 1967 Camaro RS with a white vinyl top, is owned by professional baseball player Evan Longoria. It has Florida license plate 751-KHK and is valued at $75,000. It has not been located.
Ramer said Longoria was getting work done on the car.
Pinal County sheriff's deputies recovered the other car, a black 1970 Buick GSX valued at $25,000.
According to Ramer, a person walking his dog found the vehicle abandoned in a vacant warehouse near Empire Boulevard and Gary Road in Queen Creek at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The vehicle was found in good condition, but the steering column was damaged.
Ramer said the suspects attempted to steal a third vehicle but were not successful. However, the vehicle was damaged in the attempt.
The suspects also stole parts and gasoline from other vehicles in the yard.
The Chandler Police Department is encouraging anyone with information about this investigation to call 480-782-4130 or complete an anonymous tip on the Chandler Police Department website at www.ChandlerPD.com.