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Instagram post leads to recovery of stolen 2015 Lexus, police say

Instagram post leads to recovery of stolen 2015 Lexus, police say

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OREM — A post on Instagram prompted a friend to report a stolen car to police, investigators said.

The individual saw a picture of the 2015 Lexus on an Instagram account he was following and knew it was possibly stolen, according to Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez. Martinez said the car, which was stolen from a dealership in Sandy, was recovered by police Saturday.

“The (friend) found out from the Instagram account that (the man) had an appointment or was going to be somewhere in Orem, and that’s when we got called over there,” Martinez said.

He said the stolen car was in “great condition,” and that the man had upgraded the car’s rims and brakes before it was recovered by police. Sandy police said the Lexus was reported stolen from a National Auto Plaza on March 30.

Investigators found several keys belonging to other dealership cars when they arrested the man who was in possession the Lexus, according to Martinez.

The investigation is still active.

Natalie Crofts

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