Pictures from surveillance video at Wilson's Auto Sales from May 9, 2012.
Suspects in the Fort Oglethorpe car theft case (L) Tavaruus Moss and (R) Travis Nelson.
FORT OGLETHORPE, GA. (WRCB) - A call to the Crime Stoppers hotline is tying up some loose ends in a case we featured early in September. Pictures and surveillance video showed two men working together to steal a car from Wilson's Auto Sales on LaFayette Road in Fort Oglethorpe. It was Wednesday, May 9th, when the first guy entered the shop, asking to test drive a Dodge Magnum. An employee inside told him he would have to come back with a drivers license and be prepared to leave his car.
A few hours later, a second man arrived driving a silver Altima, and asked to test drive the same car. He handed over what turned out to be a stolen Tennessee driver's license with the picture looking just enough like himself to fool store employees. He jumped in Magnum, cranked it up and drove away. At about the same time, the first man, who had been hiding in the Altima, popped up and drove away, as well.
Thanks to viewer tips, police have recovered the Dodge Magnum and warrants have been issued for the arrest of Tavaruus Moss and Travis Nelson. The two are believed to be staying in the Cleveland area.
The person who provided the information which lead to the car and the suspects declined the Crime Stoppers reward.