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Police: Upper Providence Stolen Car Recovered in Philadelphia

A Newtown Square man was arrested and charged in connection with stealing the car, according to Upper Providence Police.

A vehicle that was reported stolen from an residence was found in Philadelphia, hours after being reported stolen, according to Upper Providence Police.

Detective Sgt. Michael Langdale said the Honda was reported stolen at about 7:45 a.m. on Feb. 13 from the Letitia and Idlewild lanes area and was recovered by Philadelphia Police 25th District at about 10 a.m. that same morning.

Anthony Panossian, 36, of Newtown Square, was arrested and charged in connection with receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Panossian is currently being held in Philadelphia's Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on unrelated state parole violations.

Bail was set at 10 percent of $5,000 on the stolen vehicle charges, according to court documents. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 2.

Panossian and the vehicle were found in the 25th Philadelphia Police District which is considered a high-volume drug area, Langdale said.

The Honda was returned in drivable condition to the owners, Langdale said. A child car seat and other items had been removed from the car but it was in good condition.

Along with the stolen car, there were between six or eight thefts from a motor vehicle which also occurred in the same timeframe, between Feb. 9 and Feb. 13, and in the same location, Langdale said. 

The items stolen from the unlocked vehicles were iPods, GPS devices, loose change and other items, Langdale said.

Langdale said he believes Panossian is responsible for those thefts as well, however he has not been charged.

All of the vehicles were unlocked and parked in or near the driveways of the residences in the Letitia Lane and Idlewild Lane area.

Langdale urged residents to always lock their vehicles and not to leave valuable items inside.

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