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Venus Williams Car Thieves With Big Mouths Get Busted

1/12/2014 7:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0112_venus_williams_gettyThe guy who jacked Venus Williams' Fiat 500 was quick to confess when cops pulled him over Saturday in L.A.  ... but he then played a very short game of catch me if you can.

Car thief Gabriel Vella ran a red light near the Staples Center ... which caught the attention of the men in blue.

An officer approached the vehicle and Vella instantly copped to driving a car he had stolen from a West L.A. neighborhood -- so he was promptly cuffed and placed on the curb.

That's when Gabriel stood up ... AND BOLTED!!

The officer chased him down, backup arrived and Vella was cornered in an alley a few blocks away.

Here's the weird part of the story.  According to the police report, Venus never reported the car stolen.

Thieves with big mouths get caught.

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