Shortly after cleaning their 2008 Ford Focus, employees of Uptown Motors, 2111 N. Mayfair Road, got an unexpected surprise: a man jumped in it and drove away.
According to the Wauwatosa police report:
They left the car running with its keys in the ignition at 4:02 p.m. April 29. A silver Audi pulled up to it, and a man jumped out of the Audi and into the running Focus. He drove away.
Employees followed the two cars until the thieves decided to run a red light in an attempt to lose them.
When police ran the Audi's plates, it was discovered that it was stolen from Milwaukee earlier that day.
The Audi was found in the 3200 block of Juneau Avenue at 5:17 a.m. May 1. Police are still looking for the Focus, valued at $11,000.
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