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THP busts alleged car thief trying to sell $87k BMW on Craigslist

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is behind bars after allegedly trying to sell a stolen BMW on Craigslist to law enforcement.

On Monday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol made contact with a man who was trying to sell the car for $87,000. The agency believed the car to be potentially stolen considering the car was being sold on Craigslist.

During a meet on Poplar Avenue, authorities noted the VIN number appeared to be fake and took the seller, identified as Marqueze Blackwell, into custody. A separate VIN number under the seat revealed the car was in fact stolen out of Orlando back in March.

Blackwell was charged with theft of property and the altering of a motor vehicle serial number.