Albuquerque car thief steals unique driver’s ed car

They’re clearly marked and the sign of a rookie on the road, but some “student driver” markings didn’t stop someone from recently stealing a unique driver’s ed car. 

“I guess our thieves are getting so desperate they need to learn how to drive as well,” said Eric Strauss, owner of Achievement Driving School in Albuquerque. 

Strauss is now asking for the public’s help in spotting one of his business’ marked cars that were stolen this week. It happened sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. 

“I just don’t know who would steal a driving car to begin with, I mean, who does this?” said Strauss. 

The Achievement Driving School noticed one of its cars was missing Thursday. While they first thought a teacher was out driving it, they soon realized the rig was stolen. 

The car was taken from the school’s parking lot on the St. Pius campus parking lot, near Coors and St. Josephs. 

Strauss says thieves stole a 2016 light blue Chevy Spark. The car is marked on nearly every side with “student driver” messages and the driving school’s name. 

It’s also sporting one of the special driving instructor brakes, which is built into the front passenger seat. 

“The cars are vital to teaching the kids,” said Strauss. 

The school says the missing car means teachers will have to shuffle schedules to get everyone’s driver training in. 

Strauss is asking anyone who sees the 2016 light blue Chevy Spark with its logos on it, to call Albuquerque Police at 242-COPS. 

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