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Serial Honda thief on the loose

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Serial Honda thief on the loose

CREATED Apr 12, 2013

Reporter: Liz Kotalik

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -  It all started in the middle of the day on January 26th on Broadway Blvd. and Kolb Rd.

Someone stole a 199's model Honda from a parking lot, and police say that someone was a woman.

She was caught the same day committing another crime, speeding, in the car she had just snatched.

But Tucson Police Sgt. Chris Widmer says, that's not where it ends.

"In February, we had another Honda stolen from the area of Broadway and Harrison. That was stolen from an apartment complex, mid afternoon, and was later found behind the sports authority where the first one was stolen from."

A month later, a woman with the same description stole another 1990's Honda from the far north-west side.

Police say she and another woman drove that car back to the east-side near Broadway and Wilmot, and tried stealing another Honda that day.

The owner caught them in the act, but the women sped off, abandoning the car they were driving on Broadway and Jessica, but naturally, they needed a way to get home.

"Come to find out that another Honda was stolen right after that one was dumped," Widmer said.

So, to recap, police say that's five different 1990's model Hondas taken by these women.

They left four of them in different areas of the city, but one is still missing.

So many Hondas, but these cars see a lot of this kind of drama.

In June, TPD announced Honda Accords and Civics were the two most stolen cars in Tucson.

"My understanding is that they're easy to be stolen," Widmer said. "And, some of our local car thieves know that, and that's one of the cars that they target for that reason."

And they're targeting them one right after the other, and after trying to solve the case on their own, police say they need your help.

If you have any information, please call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.