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Police: Cars, plates stolen from Fayetteville dealership where man killed

Posted April 29
Updated April 30

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— Police said Friday that two cars and three independent dealer plates were stolen from a Fayetteville car dealership where a man was killed Wednesday.

A friend found Joseph Carl Wallace, 72, dead inside Quality Automotive, at 1110 Pamalee Drive, police said. Wallace hadn't been seen for several days before he was found in a pool of blood, police said.

No cause of death has been released.

A 2008 Black BMW 328i with vehicle identification number WBAWB33528P134134 and a 2003 Silver Toyota Camry with vehicle identification number 4T1BE32K03U235940 were missing from the dealership, police said. Independent dealer plates ID089251, ID089254 and ID108492 also were missing.

Police determined a vehicle found burned on April 26 on Squirrel Street, prior to the discovery of Wallace's homicide, is the same Toyota Camry as the one stolen from Quality Automotive.

"The dealer plates were missing out of a series that should be at the lot, so we've put that information out to see if anybody can locate those two vehicles or knows where they might be or if they see those individual dealer plates on any vehicle at all," said Lt. David McLaurin, a spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-237-9391 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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