Police are searching for a Carmel man they suspect stole credit cards, cash and other personal belongings from unlocked cars in Pacific Grove and Monterey last week, and allegedly forged checks to pay for a 1994 BMW.
Jon Cory Lanite, 19, is also suspected of stealing a 1988 Toyota pickup, police said.
Investigators said they identified Lanite in connection with the March 29-30 thefts after arresting 19-year-old Kyle Shiejak of Pacific Grove on March 31. Officers said the two were partners in the crimes.
Lanite was last seen Friday driving a white BMW with license plate number 3KHC887, police said.