Woman finds her stolen car at Pull-A-Part, with seats and tires missing

Published: Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:12 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2011 at 10:13 PM EDT
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CAMDEN, SC (WIS) - A viewer by the name of Shawn Robinson emailed WIS telling us about a car that was stolen from the driveway of her home and then found at Pull-A-Part.

Pull-A-Part is a discounted do-it-yourself used auto parts retailer, who sells parts from vehicles after customers remove them themselves.

"They won't ask for proof of ownership or check to see if it was stolen," said Robinson. "The idea that they continued to sell parts off my car after knowing it was mine and stolen is horrific."

Officials say the vehicle was not reported stolen, immediately, so by the time Robinson located the car, parts had already been sold.

Robinson says when she found her 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass on the Pull-A-Part lot on August 12, the seats had been removed and the tires were gone.

"I went there and I identified my car and I took pictures of my car," said Robinson. "I told the man that was my car, please, please pull it to the side and he assured me that he would pull it to the side."

According to an incident report, the car was stolen from Robinson's rental property on August 2, but she didn't file the report until August 7.

According to Pull-A-Part Senior Vice President, Steve Levetan, Robinson waited to long to report the vehicle stolen and parts had already been pulled off.

Levetan adds that there is a procedure in place to identify stolen cars.

Pull-A-Part says that they plan to help Robinson get what's left of her car back.

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