Detectives arrest two in classic car theft

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1967 recovered Chevelle

A 1967 yellow Chevelle is back with its owner after the car was discovered in Seattle, and Bellevue police arrested two people responsible for taking it. Detectives arrested 36-year-old Gordon Cole of SeaTac and 44-year-old Pearl Holts of Seattle. Cole and Holts are both charged with residential burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. Cole was also charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Investigators say Cole and Holts drove into the victim’s secure garage in 100 Block 108th Ave NE in Bellevue in the early morning hours on December 8, 2019. The pair is seen on video surveillance immediately approaching the Chevelle, they hotwired it and drove away.

During the investigation, detectives learned the whereabouts of the car and identified the two suspects seen on the video. On December 12, 2020, the Chevelle was recovered in Seattle, and on January 9, 2020, detectives executed two search warrants at both Cole and Holts’ residences, and both were taken into custody.

During the search of Cole’s SeaTac home, investigators recovered a .380 semi-automatic pistol and a stolen Ford Mustang convertible.  Detectives found extensive evidence of identity theft, including credit & debit cards, checks, passports, and other financial documents at Holts’ residence. Cole is a convicted felon and barred from legally possessing a firearm.

The identity theft investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are possible.


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