Suspects arrested in theft of 1967 Chevelle, police say

Suspects arrested in theft of 1967 Chevelle, police say
Left: Surveillance released by police of Cole and Holts inside the garage. Right: The 1967 Chevelle (Bellevue Police Department.)

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Two suspects in the December theft of a 1967 Chevelle are in custody and the car was returned to its owner, the Bellevue Police Department announced Wednesday.

According to investigators, 36-year-old Gordon Cole, of SeaTac, and 44-year-old Pearl Holts, of Seattle, went into a secure garage early on Dec. 8 in Bellevue, hotwired the Chevelle and drove away.

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Police said surveillance video captured the theft in progress.

In their investigation, police said they found out where the Chevelle was and identified Cole and Holts as the suspects in the video.

Police said the Chevelle was recovered in Seattle on Dec. 12.

“On January 9, 2020, detectives executed two search warrants at both Cole and Holts’ residences, and both were taken into custody,” a spokesperson for the police department wrote in a news release.

In the search of Cole’s home, police said they recovered a .380 semi-automatic pistol and a stolen Ford Mustang convertible.

Police said they also found extensive evidence of identify theft “including credit & debit cards, checks, passports, and other financial documents at Holts’ residence.”

According to police, Cole is a convicted felon and is barred from legally possessing a firearm.

Police said the identity theft investigation remains ongoing and additional charges are possible.

Photo from the Bellevue Police Department of Pearl Holts
Photo from the Bellevue Police Department of Pearl Holts (Bellevue Police Department)
Photo from the Bellevue Police Department of Gordon Cole.
Photo from the Bellevue Police Department of Gordon Cole. (Bellevue Police Department)