They weren't stored in a parts room or the service center; they were bolted to assembly line-fresh cars and trucks — 48 of them to be exact.
A yet-unknown number of thieves in a large box truck cut the locks on the dealership gates at around 1:22 a.m. Sunday morning. They then disabled the lot's lighting system that normally illuminates the unsold vehicles, according to Automotive News.
Police estimate the heist took around four hours to complete. Although surveillance cameras were rolling, with the lights cut, it's hard for law enforcement officials to ascertain how many suspects were involved in the burglary.
Not surprisingly, some of the vehicles were damaged.
“We’ll go through and do a full safety inspection, get wheels and tires replaced and we’ve contacted our insurance company,” David Bates, general manager at Peltier Chevrolet told Automotive News.
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The second part of this feat is already afoot, I presume. The crooks now have the unenviable task of unloading all $250,000 worth of wheels without getting caught.