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 November 7th, 2013  
St. Lucie County Sheriff asks public's help to find 2 thieves who stole a $55,000 Jeep 2012 black SRT8 using the "key swap" technique
 
Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m., two Hispanic males used the "key swap" technique  to steal a $55,000 Jeep at a St. Lucie County car dealership, and Sheriff Ken J.  Mascara wants the public's help to find them.

"One of the males is 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a white baseball hat, a black  "American Eagle" shirt and jeans," Sheriff Mascara said. "The other male is 5 feet  6 inches, wearing a black long sleeve shirt, jeans and a watch on his right wrist."

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 in St. Lucie County. If people want  to give tips anonymously and be eligible for a cash reward if the tip leads to an  arrest, they can call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477), or  visit the Crime Stoppers website at tcwatch.org, Sheriff Mascara said.

"The two men visited Arrigo Dodge, 5851 South U.S.1, Fort Pierce, Wednesday  afternoon and asked to look at the Jeep," said Sheriff Mascara. "The salesman took  them outside to look at the vehicle, and one of the thieves started the Jeep with  keys given by the salesman. Then the suspect took the Jeep's key off the key ring  and replaced with a similar-looking key, which he handed to the salesman."

They all went inside where the salesman asked for driver license information from  the thieves. They said they would have to come back with their licenses. They left  the dealership, and the second suspect with the long sleeve shirt came back a few  minutes later, walked to the Jeep, got inside and drove away.

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