(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

SUV and Plate Source Connecticut

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The sport-utility vehicle used in the unsuccessful Times Square bomb plot in New York was sold three weeks ago in a cash deal with no paperwork exchanged, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said Monday.

A seller in Connecticut put the Nissan Pathfinder up for sale through the online classified ad site Craigslist and sold it to a buyer who paid $1,800 for the vehicle, the source said. The deal was closed at a Connecticut shopping mall, where the buyer handed over the money and drove off, the source said.

Interesting, so purchased for cash in Connecticut and the plate came from a junk yard in Bridgeport. So, given these clues I kinda think that this person bought the car in the New Haven/Milford area and shot on over to Bridgeport to get that plate.

On the plate, who leaves their plate in a junk yard anyway? Those plates have to be returned usually to the DMV or they will charge you and keep taxing your alleged car. Like I said in my last post about this, many of those junk yards are gray market at best and at worst, mob affiliated.

I have to wonder now as to who may have carried this act out. Home grown jihadis? Some other crazy group? Or maybe a single actor? Of course they spent at least 2K on this whole deal. Rather pricey for a single actor who doesn’t actually make his case as to why he’s doing it.

Time to take a run through the sites and see if anyone’s been chatty about this…


Written by Krypt3ia

2010/05/04 at 00:02

Posted in GWOT, Terrorism

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  1. There seems to be several ties to Craigslist in this case as other reports told of how the suspect who is now in custody was selling his family’s possessions when his former residence was repossessed.


    2010/05/04 at 18:27

  2. Yes, it seems that perhaps this guy tried to have the American dream and got slammed on it. He attended UB (University of Bridgeport), bought the house around 04 and it was foreclosed on. So, my sense thus far is he turned jihadi after failing to make it here and likely funded this little effort with the proceeds of his sales online as well as may have gotten money from Pakistan…


    2010/05/04 at 18:43

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