Owner pleads for classic Cadillac’s return after crooks steal car

Owner pleads for classic Cadillac’s return after crooks steal car


CONCERT THE SHOP’S OWNER SAID HE HAD JUST FINISHED PUTTING PIECES OF THE CAR BACK TOGETHER. NOW, THE 1966 CADDY IS GONE. DAVID: HE AND THE CAR’S OWNER SAY THEY’RE SICK ABOUT IT, AND THEY HOPE YOU CAN HELP SOLVE THE CASE. LAURANN: A RARE, CLASSIC CAR WAS STOLEN FROM THIS STALL, BUT WHEN THE THIEVES LEFT, THEY LEFT THIS GARAGE DOOR OPEN AND THAT’S WHAT FIRST CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY DEPUTIES.>>I’M STILL SICK TO MY STOMACH. LAURANN: SOMEONE TOOK THE RED 1966 CADILLAC EL DORADO WHITE-TOP CONVERTIBLE FROM MEYER AUTOMOTIVE IN CRESCENT AROUND 2:00 TUESDAY MORNING. IT HAS TRIPLE-CHROME SPOKE RIMS, AND WHITE WALL TIRES. ACCORDING TO OWNER JIM BRIX, LESS THAN 3,000 MODELS WERE EVER MADE, AND IT’S WORTH NEARLY $25,000. BUT TO HIM, THE CAR IS PRICELESS. BY HIS LATE GRANDFATHER.>>MY GRANDFATHER WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR THE LAST 10 YEARS OF HIS LIFE, SO WE WOULD GO FOR RIDES FREQUENTLY IN THAT CAR TO GET HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE. LAURANN: THE CADILLAC HAD BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR ABOUT A WEEK, GETTING REPAIR WORK. THE SHOP OWNER SAYS HE STORE THE CAR INSIDE THE GARAGE, THINKING IT WAS SAFE THERE.>>IT FLOORED ME. I’VE BEEN HERE 39 YEARS AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM. MAYBE SOMETHING OUTSIDE TAKEN A LITTLE BIT, BUT NEVER KICKED SOMEBODY’S DOOR IN. LAURANN: BRAKING IN BY KICKING THE BACK DOOR IN. THE THEIVES ALSO TOOK TOOLS CASH AND KEYS TO SOME OTHER CARS.>>WE’VE TAKEN SOME PHOTOGRAPHS TO DOCUMENT THE SCENE AND I HAVE LIFTED A COUPLE OF FINGER PRINTS. LAURANN: BRIX JUST HOPES THE CROOKS HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART.>>I BEG THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS JUST TO LEAVE IT IN A PARKING LOT SOMEWHERE. GIVE IT BACK. IT MEANS A LOT TO MY FAMILY AND I. LAURANN: IN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, LAURANN ROBINSON. DAVID: HERE’S THE NUMBER TO CALL IF YOU CAN HELP CRACK THE CASE. 712-328-5737.

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