Honda theft attempt thwarted

An Aberdeen man thwarted an early morning theft attempt of his car, police said Tuesday.

At 1:25 a.m. on Tuesday, a man living at the 1000 block of Ash Street heard someone starting his 1993 Honda Accord. The man ran after his car but it had been driven over a curb in a parking lot and it was stuck. The victim yelled at the suspect, who fled the car and ran away on foot. According to a police press release, the man who stole the car used tools to break into the car’s ignition system. Some tools had been stolen from the back of the victim’s home and the same tools were seized as evidence. Tuesday’s theft attempt was the latest incident in an recent uptick in thefts of Hondas.

The suspect was described as a white male 5 feet, 9 inches tall, in his 30s who wore a black hoodie with a white logo on the back.