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Police seek help identifying auto-theft suspect

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A picture of a woman police think may be the suspect was taken by a red-light camera on Jan. 26. (Source: Tucson Police Department) A picture of a woman police think may be the suspect was taken by a red-light camera on Jan. 26. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

You might not like traffic cameras, but a picture caught in later January could put a face to the thief in at least five car theft cases, all 1990s Hondas.

Police say the attached picture was taken just twenty minutes after the car this woman was driving was reported stolen in late January.

She has either stolen or attempted to steal five cars, all 1990s Hondas, usually from the eastside, such as Broadway and Kolb.

Police did not have specific models today, but the 1994 Accord has been on the National Insurance Crime Bureau's Top Ten of Stolen Cars, as has the 1998 Civic.

The car she was seen driving in January was stolen from a parking lot at Broadway and Kolb.

Then in February, she was seen at Broadway and Harrison where another car was reported stolen. It was recovered at Broadway and Kolb.

In March after the Sheriff had a Honda reported stolen on the northwest side, she and a passenger were spotted at Broadway and Jessica in that car, supposedly trying to steal another one but were confronted by the owner. The car they were driving was found at Broadway and Wilmot, where another Honda was reportedly stolen.

"What they're being used for, we don't know," Tucson Police Sergeant Chris Widmer said. "Whether it's joyriding, whether they're going out and committing other crimes, either way they're victimizing a lot of citizens here in Tucson."

The car the suspect was driving in that picture has not been recovered. From the picture to witnesses, these reports help.

A picture of a woman police think may be the suspect was taken by a red-light camera on Jan. 26. Police say the vehicle she was driving was reported stolen about 20 minutes before the picture was taken.

The suspect had been previously described as a Caucasian woman, 20 to 30 years old, 5'6" tall, 95 to 115 pounds with blonde or brown hair.

Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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