News.Philly man picked up for theft of truck at Springfield dealership
Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A Philadelphia man is behind bars charged with stealing a 2004 GMC pickup from a dealership in Springfield.
Daryl Davis, 31, allegedly stole the white GMC Sierra from the Laughead Pontiac dealership on Baltimore Pike in early October, according to the affidavit of probable cause written by County Detective Glen Greenwalt.
Delaware County District Attorney G. Michael Green lauded Greenwalt's efforts and reaffirmed his office's commitment to preventing, investigating and prosecuting auto thefts.
Loughead employees discovered the vehicle missing during a routine inventory. The GMC had been locked and parked in the front lot of the dealership on Oct. 6. Both sets of keys were still inside of the business and there was no sign of broken glass found in the lot, the affidavit states.
The car was entered into the NCIC as stolen.
On Oct. 27, Springfield police were notified by General Motor's security that a key for the stolen vehicle had been cut by a Pontiac dealership in Woodbury, N.J. According to authorities, Davis falsified ownership paperwork to get the key cut.
Because Davis provided his driver's license to the New Jersey dealership, Greenwalt was able to track down the stolen vehicle, which was found parked across the street from Davis' Philadelphia home, the affidavit states.
Davis was arraigned on March 16 on several counts of felony forgery, theft, receiving stolen property, and related offenses. Magisterial District Judge Nicholas Lippincott set bail at $50,000 cash and Davis was remanded to Delaware County prison.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday in Upper Providence District Court.