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Posted on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 9:33 a.m.

Police: Man reports car stolen from downtown Ann Arbor

By Kyle Feldscher

A 21-year-old Ypsilanti man reported his car stolen after he discovered it missing - one day after parking it in downtown Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the man parked his red 2001 Mazda Protege at South Main Street and West Washington Street at 7 p.m. Saturday. He returned at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and the car was missing, Bush said.

It’s unknown how the car was stolen and police do not have any suspects at this point.

The license plate on the vehicle is BTT0331.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or the incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Mark Wilson

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 6:01 p.m.

I reported my car stolen in Ann Arbor once. A few hours later someone from the police department called to say it had been towed. I picked it up and paid the fine. I drove by police headquarters on the way home and I was pulled over at gunpoint right in front of the building for driving a stolen vehicle. I assumed that when the police told me they had my car, it was the result of my stolen car report. Live and learn.


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 4:08 a.m.

funny thing many of my friend and myself have also reported things stole in this area of town.

An Arborigine

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 11:56 p.m.

Impressive work by AA's "finest"

Joslyn at the U

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 6:02 p.m.

dudeeeeeee thats just messed up

Joslyn at the U

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 5:59 p.m.

Cmon now...........tow truck driver??? haha no way guys ..........we all know it had to be one of those baddddddddd limo drivers hahahaha j/k


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 4:21 p.m.

Most likely it was stolen by a tow company.

An Arborigine

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 4:06 p.m.

Anyone check the Brewer's impound lot? May have been a revenue opportunity for them.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 3:27 p.m.

I keep telling the good citizens of Ypsilanti it's not safe to stray into the hoods of West Detroit after dark.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 3:26 p.m.

hmm maybe it got towed.... wouldnt that be funny


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 4:27 p.m.

Hondo, I think he probably looked into that first. I'm wondering if he "lost" it after a night of partying in Ann Arbor.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 4:15 p.m.

Sure in a perfect system that is the case. But we know all to well that no city has a perfect system and from time to time some reports are turned in the next day so It is possible Bill for a tow company to have a contract with city parking and could have towed and not turned in the paper work till this morn... And no police are not always notified when a car needs to be towed.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 3:42 p.m.

Police are always notified by tow companies when they remove a vehicle from property because there is a law that specifies they do that.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 3:20 p.m.

"2001 Mazda Protege" Sorry now it's just a frame and they'll probably find it somewhere in detroit.... That car, while not a the top of the most stolen nowhere near the bottom. The most stolen vehicles usually end up being around the decade old mark because the #1 reason cars are stolen is to part out. It's too difficult to resell a stolen vehicle because of the VIN system. Because of the location it happened shouldn't there be at least SOME security cameras at nearby business' that caught something on tape?