Police have arrested a 33-year-old former car salesman suspected of stealing two RVs.

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Drawn to the area after a series of resident complaints, Seattle police on June 2 found a man unconscious behind the wheel of an RV in a parking lot near Aurora Avenue North and North 100th Street.

Awakened by officers, the man, a 33-year-old former car salesman, said he stole the RV from an Everett dealership, according to a Seattle Police Department news release.

Investigators found a second RV in another parking lot nearby, this one reported stolen from an Enumclaw dealership, police said.

Police arrested the suspect, whose name has not been released, on suspicion of stealing both. The RVs are valued at more than $200,000, police said.

Described by witnesses as a “smooth talker,” the suspect is being investigated for other property crimes in the Seattle area, police said.

The man was briefly detained last month by police near a Sodo car dealership after someone tried to break into it, police said. Police said they found him near the scene carrying a screwdriver and walkie-talkie but were unable to tie him to the crime.