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Help Catch An Auto Thief, Fresno Police Release Top 5!

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Fresno police release a new list of the city's top five auto thieves.

Number one is 26-year-old Jose Antonio Garcia. Garcia stands 5' 9", 165 pound man currently has seven warrants, five for auto theft.

Police say Garcia is stealing 3 to 4 cars a night by himself.

Number two on the list is 38-year-old David Hernandez. Police say the 6' 1", 320 pound man has a violent criminal history that includes robbery and stalking.

Police say Hernandez currently has six warrants.

Number three on the list is Erik Macias. He stands 5' 6", 175 pounds. The 33-year-old gang member currently has three warrants for firearms and one for auto theft.

Fresno Police Sgt. Tim Tietjen says, "Individuals start off as just car thieves and then they progress into more violent crimes. Jose is one of those who has been involved in several carjacking's and is moving his way up."

Number for on the list is 29-year-old Stacey Rector. She is 4'11", 110 pounds and currently has two no bail warrants for auto theft, and two warrants for illegal drugs.

Number 5 is 22-year-old Kassandra Potts. Potts stands 5' 8", 150 pounds. She has been arrested for identity theft, and currently has four warrants, two for auto theft and one for having a gun and illegal drugs.

Police say these two women are leading crews of auto thieves.

Sgt. Tietjen says, "They will lead those groups and they are actively participating in identity theft. They are getting this stuff from auto thefts and burglaries and going out and victimizing the citizens of Fresno through identity theft."

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call Crimestoppers at 559-498-STOP. You could earn yourself up a $1,000 reward.

Or you can call the Fresno Police Department's Career Criminal Auto Theft Task Force Team at 559-621-CCAT.

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