COMPTON, Calif.–An auto theft suspect was arrested after its owner called the sheriff’s Compton Station to tell deputies he had found the car advertised on Craigslist, authorities said today.

Detectives prepared search warrants at two locations which led to the arrest of the suspect, who had sold the car to someone in East Los Angeles, said Lt. Jimmy J. Rios of the Compton Station.

The car was recovered and returned to its rightful owner, Rios said.