Pinckney car dealership hit by thieves grabbing navigation screens


COURT RULING.>>>DEALERSHIP THIEVES STRIKE AGAIN.>>AND CAUSING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARIN CARS.>>AARON BASKERVILLE REPORTS THE CROOKS APPEAR TO BE AFTER ONE THING.>>Reporter: IN TALKING TO THE OWNER HE SAID THE THIEVES WERE DROPPED OFF BY A CAR OVER THERE. THEY WALKED OVER TO THE AREA WHERE I AM STANDING. THEY TARGETED A BUNCH OF CARS. THE OWNER BELIEVES THEY CASED THE JOINT BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HIT EVERY CAR. TWO GUYS WORKING AS A TANDEM TEAM WOULD CRAWL IN BETWEEN CARS. THEY WOULD GO AND SMASH THE WINDOW AND TAKE OUT THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM. IN TALKING TO THE OWNER HE SAID THIS WAS NOT THE ONLY DEALERSHIP HIT THIS WEEK.>>VERY METHODICAL AND PROCESS ORIENTED. AND VERY IMMORAL.>>Reporter: DEALERSHIPS ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIEVES TARGETING NAVIGATION SYSTEMS. THIS IS ONE OF THE SEVERAL TO GET HIT. HE HAS THE SURVEILLANCE TO SHOW HOW THEY MOVE.>>THEY ARE TRAVELING QUICKLY IN THIS AREA. THEY SMASH THE WINDOW. THEY PUT THEIR HEAD IN AND TAKE IT OUT.>>Reporter: YOU CAN SEE THEM WEARING A MASK COVERED WITH DARK CLOTHES. THEY WOULD CROUCH DOWN IN BETWEEN CARS AND SMASH WINDOWS. DOZENS OF CARS DAMAGED.>>THE 45 CARS WOULD BE IN EXCESS OF A COUPLE OF HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS INSURANCE CLAIMS.>>Reporter: $’S WINTER HIS MIND WHEN HE SAW ALL OF THIS DESTRUCTION. WE ARE TOLD INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF TH CASE IS CONNECTED TO OTHER CASES IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS INCLUDING ONE IN JACKSON COUNTY AND ONE IN HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP.>>SOONER OR LATER THEY WILL PAY FOTHEIR CRIME.>>Reporter: I AM TOLD THE GUYS WERE INSIDE THIS LOT FOR LESS THAN AN HOUR. THE OWNER SAID HE IS MAKING SECURITY ADJUSTMENTS TO PROTECT THE $11 MILLION HE HAS AN INVENTORY. THE OWNER AND THE DEALERSHIP ARE WORKING WITH OTHER

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