Sources tell CBS News the last registered owner of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder - found in Times Square Saturday night - told authorities he recently sold the vehicle to a "Middle Eastern" or "Hispanic" looking man for $1,300 cash in $100 bills on Craigslist.
Authorities interviewed the Pathfinder's registered owner Sunday night, but say he is not a suspect in the case.
The vehicle identification number on the Pathfinder had been removed from the dashboard, but it was stamped on the engine and axle. Its license plates came from a car found in a Connecticut repair shop.
In addition to this lead, police are also trying to track down a man seen on a surveillance tape released by NYPD earlier this morning, which shows a man in his 40s in Shubert Alley near Times Square removing a dark colored shirt to reveal a red shirt underneath and looking around "furtively."
Authorities are also reviewing a tape, yet to be released, shot by a Pennsylvania tourist who was filming the mounted police officer, Wayne Rhatigan, who initially responded to the suspicious vehicle.
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