Police investigate thefts at local car dealerships

Police investigate thefts at local car dealerships


WHO POLICE SAY THEY THINK IS
RESPONSIBLE.>>PEOPLE THAT DO THIS TYPE OF A
THING FOR A LIVING, THAT ARE
PROFESSIONAL CRIMINALS THAT DO
THIS, THEY COULD PROBABLY STRIP
A CAR IN A MINUTE. LAUREN: DEPUTY CHIEF SAYS
WHOEVER STRIPPED THE TIRES OFF
10 CARS AT PRIME HONDA KNEW WHAT
THEY WERE DOING. HE THINKS IT IS LINKED TO
ANOTHER THEFT AT BERLIN CITY
TOYOTA IN PORTLAND. THE CARS WERE FOUND HAD DEPTH ON
MILK CRATES OR ROCKS WITH THE
WHEELS MISSING. THERE ARE ORGANIZE GROUPS
THAT WHEN THERE IS A MARKET FOR
A CERTAIN PRODUCT, YOU HAVE
THESE GROUPS THAT WILL GO OUT
AND TRY TO FIND THAT AND STILL
IT SO THEY CAN TURN AROUND AND SELL IT ONLINE OR SELL IT ON THE
STREET. LAUREN: BETWEEN THE STOLEN TIRES
AND DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLES, PINE
— PRIME HONDA TOOK A $30,000
HIT. BERLIN CITY LOST $50,000. NEITHER DEALERSHIP MADE ANYONE
AVAILABLE TO SPEAK WITH US ON
CAMERA. PRIME HONDA SITS ON THE SIDE OF
ROUTE ONE, BUT THE THEFT TOOK
PLACE ACROSS THE STREET HERE AT
THE COLLISION CENTER.>>WITHOUT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OR
SOME TYPE OF A WITNESS, IT IS
DIFFICULT TO WORK THESE CASES. LAUREN: PORTLAND POLICE SAY THEY
HAVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO BUT IT
IS NOT VERY HELPFUL. POLICE ARE WARNING OTHER
DEALERSHIPS IN THE AREA AND
TELLING BUSINESSES TO INVEST IN
BETTER SECURITY.>>THE COST OF HIGH DEFINITION
CAMERA HAS COME DOWN
SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE LAST FOUR
OR FIVE YEARS. WE ALWAYS PREACHED EVERY P

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