Police: Man admits to stealing Camaro from Mooresville dealership

Credit: Randy Marion

This $58,000 red 2013 Camaro was stolen from the showroom of the Randy Marion Car dealership in Mooresville on Monday night.

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 15 at 5:07 PM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Deputies have arrested a South Carolina man for stealing a 2013 Camaro from inside the Randy Marion Car dealership in Mooresville last month.

Authorities say 45-year-old Vernon Edward Gardner of Lexington broke in through a door and drove off with a 2013 Red Camaro that was inside the dealership around 11 p.m.

The car is worth $58,500, according to Mooresville police.

Surveillance video caught the suspect pulling up in a black SUV and a few moments later driving off in the Camaro.

Police say Gardner confessed to stealing eight vehicles across North Carolina valued at $600,000 in all.  Gardner is charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of larceny related to the Mooresville incident.

Gardner is behind bars at the Lexington County Detention Center under a $375,000 bond.


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