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01/01/02 - Thief Caught

American MX-5 Thief caught red handed

Jarrod Mills, 21 was arrested following a six month investigation by detectives who say Mills stole parts from Mazda Miata automobiles, then sold the parts on the on-line auction service eBay. "Every few days he but a new part up for sale." Davis police Lt. Jim Harritt said. As of Friday, Mills whose eBay selling name is "mx-5racer," had five items up for auction, four of which were parts for a Mazda Miata - DAVIS ENTERPRISE 07-29-01

His haul of goods sold on e-bay over the last 30 days totaled $2487.56 US, read the Miata Forum responses here, it's a good reminder to consider what details of your MX-5 you wish to post online as they could become a catalogue for potential car thieves.