Slidell car dealership robbed of $100k

Slidell car dealership robbed of $100k


MICHAEL: POLICE IN SLIDELL SAID
THE SUSPECTS WERE FAST,
ORGANIZED, AND PROFESSIONAL. THE SUSPECTS CAME AND TURNED OFF
THE CAMERAS AND LIGHTS, THEN
STARTED STEALING 124 TIRES OFF
OF CARS. WHEN THEY WENT TO LET THE U-HAUL
TRUCK IN, THEY WERE CAUGHT ON
CAMERA. THIS IS HOW MATT BOWERS
CHEVROLET EMPLOYEES FOUND 31
CARS SATURDAY MORNIN
CARS JACKED UP ON WOOD BLOCKS,
LUGNUTS ON THE GROUND, AND TIRES
GONE.>>THE CARS WERE NOT RANDOM. NONE OF THIS WAS RANDOM. I THINK IT WAS EXACTLY AS
INTENDED. MICHAEL: HOURS EARLIER, SECURITY
FOOTAGE CAPTURED TWO SUSPECTS
WALKING ON THE SLIDELL CAR LOT
AROUND 3:00 A.M. WHILE THE VIDEO DOESN’T HELP
IDENTIFY THEM, POLICE BELIEVE,
— POLICE BELIEVE THIS HELPS
CONNECT THEM TO SIMILAR THEFTS
NATIONWIDE.>>AT THIS POINT, THESE WERE NO
AMATEURS. THEY DEFEATED LOTS, ALARMS,
SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. THEY WENT AS FAR AS TO
MANIPULATE THE EXTERIOR LIGHTS
SO NO ONE CAN SEE THEM WORKING
IN THE DARK. MICHAEL: IN ALL, BOWERS SAID 124
TIRES WERE TAKEN OFF, EVENTUALLY
LOADED INTO THE U-HAUL TRUCK,
AND THEY TOOK OFF. BOWERS SAYING THE THIEVES MADE
OFF WITH $100,000 IN GOODS. NOW, HE’S OFFERING 25 GRAND TO

NOW HE’S OFFERING $25,000 TO
BRING THE SUSPECTS TO JUSTICE.>>AS A PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNER
IN THIS COMMUNITY, I WANT IT TO
BE KNOWN ON A LIST OF PLACES
WHERE YOU WANT TO PERPETRATE A
CRIME, SLIDELL, LOUISIANA NEEDS
TO BE THE LAST PLACE YOU NEED TO GO. YOU MAY GET SOME GUY LIKE ME WHO
IS MOTIVATED, AND A REALLY
EFFECTIVE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND
YOU WILL GET CAUGHT AND GO TO
JAIL. MICHAEL: POLICE CHIEF RANDY
SANDAL — FANDAL DOES NOT
BELIEVE THE SUSPECTS ARE FROM
THIS AREA. HE BELIEVES THE SUSPECTS COULD
BE CONNECTED TO SIMILAR CRIMES
IN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA.

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