Police said a man presented someone else’s ID in order to test drive a vehicle from a Dubuque business and never returned with it.
Gerald M. Gillie, 28, of Milwaukee, was arrested over the weekend at Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on warrants charging second-degree theft and identity theft of more than $1,000.
Court documents available Monday stated that a man — later identified as Gillie — arrived at Big A Auto Parts, 2311 Central Ave., about 15 minutes before it closed on Sept. 27 and requested to test drive a 2006 Nissan Murano. An employee requested that Gillie produce an ID prior to driving the vehicle, and Gillie showed the ID of a similar-looking man.
Documents state that Gillie then drove off with the vehicle, valued at $6,000, and did not return. Police used camera footage to get the license plate number of another vehicle associated with the crime.
The plate was stolen off of a vehicle parked behind IHOP, 1785 John F. Kennedy Road, and owned by the restaurant’s owners, documents state. Police reported that the owners said Gillie, a restaurant employee, matched the description of the man who drove off with the Murano.