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Former Lobo Greenwood says car stolen on last day in Albuquerque

It wasn’t exactly the goodbye to New Mexico Hugh Greenwood was hoping for.

On his last day in Albuquerque, where he spent the past four years as the UNM Lobos starting point guard, Greenwood woke up to find his black 2006 Chrysler 300C stolen.

“I almost parked it in the garage (on Sunday night), but decided just to leave it in the driveway,” Greenwood said. “I had to be up early (Monday morning) for a dentist appointment, went outside and it was just gone.”

The car was stolen from the driveway of Greenwood’s girlfriend, Kjirsten Straub, a former UNM cheerleader, on the West side of Albuquerque in the Paradise Hills area. Also left in the car was Straub’s wallet.

The car was purchased for Greenwood by his grandmother two years ago after she hit a slot machine jackpot in Las Vegas, Nev., during the 2013 Mountain West Tournament, which the Lobos won.

Monday night, he and Straub flew home to Las Vegas and are scheduled to fly to Australia on Saturday. First, Straub will have to scramble to replace the items stolen from her wallet.

Two police reports — one for the stolen car and one for Straub’s wallet — were filed Monday morning with the Albuquerque Police Department.

Greenwood has been living in Las Vegas, Nev., over the past two months where he’s been training at the Impact Basketball Academy in preparation for playing for Australia later this summer in the World University Games and professionally for the Perth Wildcats in his native country.

The car had been with him in Las Vegas until this past weekend.

He had been trying to sell it before returning home to Australia and had posted pictures of the vehicle on his Instagram page two weeks ago and again on Sunday night on his Twitter account.

“I literally just drove it back from Vegas on Friday to leave it here while Kjirsten’s parents are going to try to help me sell it while I’m away in Australia,” Greenwood said.

Greenwood announced the theft on his Twitter page on Monday morning with two tweets.

The first read: “If anyone sees a Black Chrysler with ‘For Sale’ written across the back window driving around ABQ please let me know. It’s not me driving it.”

The second read: “Last day in New Mexico and my car gets stolen out of the drive way. Lol Cheers ABQ.”

Straub took to Twitter asking for help, too.

Anyone with information on the car is asked to call Albuquerque Police at (505) 242-2677.

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