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Two arrested on suspicion of stealing motorcycle, trying to sell it on Craigslist

January 11, 2011 |  7:56 am

Two men were arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a motorcycle after its owner spotted it for sale on Craigslist.

The motorcycle's owner had reported it stolen last summer but recently spotted it while browsing online, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. "He was probably looking for another motorcycle to replace his," he said.

In the ad, he spotted some damage from a past wreck on the bike that indicated it belonged to him, Lorenz said. He contacted police, who called the suspects, Jack Hoogasian, 32, and Garabed Koussayan, 24, who offered to sell and deliver the motorcycle, Lorenz said.

The pair was immediately arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property, Lorenz said.

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