Men charged with stealing 8 cars from Austin lot

Geovany Oswald Canizalez (left) and Joey Crabajal
Geovany Oswald Canizalez (left) and Joey Crabajal

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) – Two men are charged with breaking into a Central Austin car lot and stashing the cars at a Round Rock apartment complex, according to court documents.

An employee at Ross Rides at 5011 Airport Blvd. said eight cars, including several Mercedes and BMWs — totaling nearly $110,000 — had been stolen from the lot June 4.

Later that day, a Round Rock police officer said he had found six of the cars parked in a multistory garage at Enclave Apartments at 2800 La. Frontera Blvd., about 14 miles away.

Another Round Rock officer said he was parked near the entrance to the garage about 2:30 p.m. when he saw a Mercedes Benz SUV and a BMW sedan pull into the garage, the document said. When he followed the cars, the BMW sped up through the garage before crashing into a support beam, the warrant stated.

Police said Geovany Oswald Canizalez, 24, ran from the car and down the third-floor hallway of the apartment complex. Officers were able to catch him and found several other keys in his pocket, with dealership tags still on them, the document said. The BMW he was driving was also stolen, police said.

Canizalez is charged with evading arrest, unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft. He was booked into the Williamson County Jail in lieu of $85,000 bond.

Court documents said Joey Ray Crabajal, 27, was driving the stolen Mercedes Benz. He was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft. His bond was set at $80,000.

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