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Stolen Car Scam in Tallaght, Dublin on the 14/8/16

Stolen car scam

Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating a recent car scam that left the victim several thousand Euros out of pocket.

On Sunday 14th August 2016 a black ford S-MAX car registration number was stolen during a burglary in Tallaght, Dublin 24.

This car was later advertised for sale online using a cloned registration number plate. A potential buyer made contact with the seller, who said his name was Luke and they arranged to view the car. On Thursday 25th August 2016 at City West Shopping Centre a man presented himself to the buyer as the father of the seller, Luke. The buyer took the car for a test drive and made an offer to purchase it. A pre-signed logbook was presented to the buyer and the money was handed over.

The next day, the buyer closely examined the logbook as he thought it looked worn and washed. He discovered the chassis number on the log book did not match the chassis number on the car. He reported the matter to Gardaí who discovered the car was stolen.
The logbook, tax disc and NCT disc were all false documents.

The buyer’s brother, who was suspicious of the seller, took a number of photographs of him on his mobile phone. This man is described as being aged between forty five and fifty years old, six foot tall, slim build, short grey hair and a number of tattoos on his arms, wearing check blue and white shorts with a white t-shirt and white runners.

Tallaght Garda Station           Telephone number: 01-6660000