Tucson man accused of stealing three cars from dealership

Tucson man accused of stealing three cars from dealership

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Tucson man has been accused of stealing three cars and 30 sets of keys from a local dealership, authorities said.

Authorities said Ernesto Garcia, 20, was arrested on four counts of third-degree burglary and three counts of theft.

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The Tucson Vehicle Theft Task Force and the Tucson Police Department worked the case together.

"Due to the diligent work of the Task Force Detectives, we were able to make an arrest and recover all three stolen vehicles," said Sgt. Todd Berson of the Vehicle Theft District.

Authorities said they electronically located one of the vehicles, a 2008 BMW, at a nearby apartment complex.

The two other stolen vehicles, a 2012 Ford F250 and a 2008 Dodge Ram, were then found at different apartments in the area.

Authorities setup surveillance in the area and said they saw Garcia moving the BMW.

After his arrest, authorities found out Garcia was out on bond for a pending auto theft case involving a firearm and aggravated assault.

The keys to 30 other vehicles were also recovered.

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