PD: Additional arrest in theft of 26 cars from Sky Harbor car rental lot

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 23:53:53-04

PHOENIX — A fourth person has been arrested in the car rental theft of 26 vehicles from rental car companies based at Sky Harbor Airport.

On June 19 police arrested 47-year-old Daryl Demetrius White at his home, near 24th Street and Indian School Road.

Police say White was seen on surveillance video taking a Ford F-150 truck from Enterprise Car Rentals on March 28 and a Chevrolet Malibu on April 6.

On May 15, Phoenix police arrested Rick White, 23, Tyshawnee Collins, 20 and Dwayne Cantley, 45, at Cantley's home near Dysart and McDowell roads in Avondale. Police say the three are all friends who work at rental car businesses at the airport -- White and Cantley at Hertz, and Collins at Enterprise.

The trio allegedly worked together to let cars pass through their gates without scanning them, allowing the others to drive the vehicles out of the lot without being detected. Police say surveillance video shows each of the three at their gates pretending to scan the vehicles.

Hertz confirmed with police that 21 of the vehicles entered Mexico within days after they were stolen.

Court records show that the total loss of revenue and unrecovered vehicles is estimated to be over $1,000,000.

Upon his arrest, Daryl White allegedly complimented police saying, “You detectives did a good job.”

He’s been charged with car theft and fraud.