thief may have ditched it for another car stolen shortly afterward,
and officers are looking for a suspect in at least one theft.
A car stolen early Thursday morning was later recovered, but the thief may have ditched it for another car stolen shortly afterward, and officers are looking for a suspect in at least one theft.
The original theft of a Honda Accord occurred at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Calle del Sol in the residential area near El Toro Elementary School on East Main Avenue.
According to Morgan Hill police Sgt. Shane Palsgrove, the owner of the Honda had left the car engine running in the driveway to warm up while she was inside the home. She reported the vehicle stolen, but it may have been five minutes after it was stolen.
Approximately an hour and a half later, the Honda was parked down the street from the owner’s residence, with the suspect inside possibly there to pick up someone, Palsgrove said, when the vehicle is seen by the owner. The suspect, described as a white male adult in his early 20s, with short blond hair, tall and slim wearing a dark-colored sweater and blue jeans, jumped out of the Honda.
The owner’s husband chased him, but he jumped over the fence at Butterfield Boulevard.
Officers canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Palsgrove said shortly afterward, approximately the amount of time it would have taken the suspect to run south to San Pedro Avenue, another Honda Accord was stolen from a residence in that area.
Later that afternoon, a resident in the La Crosse Village Apartments
reported their Honda Accord stolen from the residence.
Anyone with information about the vehicle thefts or a suspect matching the description given is asked to call the Morgan Hill Police Department at 779-2101.