More charges filed in vehicle thefts at Lou Fusz Buick GMC, Johnny Londoff Chevrolet

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 10:56 PM

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV) – Charges have been filed against a man and a woman for their alleged involvement in stealing several vehicles from Lou Fusz Buck GMC in west St. Louis County and Johnny Londoff Chevrolet earlier this month.

Deanglo Latmore, 21, Chelsea Ashcraft, 20, were each charged with 11 counts of stealing motor vehicles, stealing over $500 and second-degree burglary.

According to police, Latimore and Ashcraft were both involved with stealing eight vehicles from the dealership on October 12.

Police said seven of those vehicles have since been recovered. Authorities said a red 2011 Chevy Camaro was still missing.

The thefts at Lou Fusz came on the same day thieves stole five vehicles Johnny Londoff Chevrolet in Florrisant. Four of those vehicles were later found, police said.

Three suspects had already been arrested in the case on Thursday.

Sources said one of the vehicles stolen from Lou Fusz was also found at Johnny Londoff.

Police said the incidents are part of a crime trend that started in the area in June, 2011.

Since then, thieves have hit dealerships from St. Charles to Creve Coeur, to Florissant and south St. Louis County.

Police said the suspects frequently park the stolen cars in places around St. Louis city and then make money renting them out to others.

Police said additional charges were expected to be issued this week. Authorities said up to 10 people could be arrested in the case.

Latimore’s bond was set at $50,000. Ashcraft remains in custody at $35,000.

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