VACAVILLE (CBS13) – After receiving an alert about a stolen vehicle, Vacaville officers were able to get the car back to its owner.
Just after 8 a.m. Sunday, dispatchers received a hit from an Automated License Plate Reader system about a stolen car near the outlets.READ MORE: Bridge Demolition Will Close Interstate 80 in Solano County Overnight
After responding, they found that the stolen vehicle, a black Nissan Altima, had recently been bought by the driver’s son on Craigslist for $500.READ MORE: Stockton Man Sentenced For More Than 11 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking
Unfortunately for the buyer, however, officers were able to get the vehicle back to its rightful owner in Concord.MORE NEWS: Partnership Engages Foster Youth In Yolo County, Setting Them Up To Succeed
The Vacaville Police Department says that this is a reminder that we should be wary this holiday season about buying online. Make sure you do so in safe areas and verify the seller’s credentials.