Lasalle police say a black 2008 BMW was stolen while being test driven. July 12, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Lasalle Police)

Unsuspecting Seller Gets Car Stolen In Lasalle

Lasalle police are warning the public about how wrong things can go when you’re trying to sell a vehicle.

Investigators say a black 2008 BMW was stolen Monday night while being test driven. The owner was getting in the passenger seat when the test driver put the car in drive and took off.

The stolen black BMW has Ontario plates BSNC-686.

Lasalle police say a black 2008 BMW was stolen while being test driven. July 12, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Lasalle Police)

Lasalle police say a black 2008 BMW was stolen while being test driven. July 12, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Lasalle Police)

The suspect is a man, possibly from the Toronto area, in his mid-20’s with a brown complexion, 5’9″, with a slim build and facial hair.

Police urge sellers to meet in public, like a store parking lot, a police station, a city hall, or another location with a lot of traffic, ideally during daylight hours.

They say it’s best not to give strangers your home address and not invite them to see the car where you live.

Other helpful tips include telling others about the meeting and expected time of return and to not go alone.