Police are searching for a luxury convertible worth six figures that was stolen from a Palo Alto street sometime in the past month.
The blue 2013 Bentley Continental GTC was left parked on the 800 block of Stanford Avenue on May 28, according to police. It was gone when the owner, a Menlo Park resident, went to retrieve it just after 8 p.m. Friday.
The sticker price for the luxury convertible ranges from $195,125 to $212,800, according to www.edmunds.com.
Police do not have any suspect information. But officers are keeping an eye out for the Bentley, Palo Alto police Lt. Zach Perron told The Daily News.
"With any luck, it will turn up," he said. "It's a pretty distinctive vehicle. There aren't many like it on the road."
The license plate number of the Bentley is 6ZVP247.
In Palo Alto, a vehicle cannot be parked on a public street for more than 72 hours. But the Bentley was not towed by police, said Perron, adding that the law is enforced on a complaint-basis only.
Police did not know why the Bentley was left parked on a public street for so long and the owner could not be immediately reached for comment.
The city has seen an increase in vehicle thefts. In 2013, a total of 69, including attempts, were reported, according to crime statistics published by the police department. That was up from 48 in 2012 and 38 in 2011.
Despite the cost of the Bentley, the case is being handled just like any other vehicle theft, Perron said.
Anyone with information about the vehicle theft is asked to call the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can text or call 650-383-8984, or email email@example.com.