Thieves break into car dealership, steal thousands of dollars’ worth of tires

Thieves break into car dealership, steal thousands of dollars’ worth of tires


CAMERAS CAPTURED THE CRIME. HOW DID THEY GET THE TIRES OUT?>>THEY CUT A HOLE IN THE FENCE OVER HERE. STEVE: IT WAS AROUND 11:00 SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN A CHEVY PICKUP TRUCK PULLED INTO HARDIN COUNTY HONDA AND BACKED INTO A PARKING SPACE NEAR THE REAR OF THE BUILDING. AND THEY SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME.>>TWO HOURS. YEAH, A LONG TIME. STEV THREE MEN WHO APPEAR TO BE IN THEIR 20’S EXITED THE VEHICLE AND WALKED TO A NON-FENCED IN AREA AND BEGAN TAKING WHEELS.>>THEY TOOK TIRES AND WHEELS OFF A BRAND NEW ACCORD AND TWO WHEELS OFF A 2008 ACCORD, TOOK WHEELS OFF A 2013, AND LUG NUTS OFF OUR 2012 ACCORD. STEVE: FOR TWO HOURS, TWO OF THE SUSPECTS WORKED TO REMOVE THE WHEELS, WHILE THE OTHER MAN LOADED THE STOLEN PROPERTY INTO THE PICKUP. THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERA RECORDED A CLEAR PICTURE OF HIM. THE BUSINESS IS HOPEFUL SOMEONE WILL RECOGNIZE THE SUSPECTS AND CALL POLICE. THE VIDEO IS BEING TURNED OVER TO STATE TROOPERS. AND YOU HAD JUST PUT UP THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS?>>WE JUST PUT UP OUR SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS FRIDAY AND STARTED ROLLING. STEVE: JILL POTTS, WHOSE FATHER OWNS THE DEALERSHIP, SAYS A FEW YEARS AGO THEY LOST TIRES OFF A TRUCK PARKED ALONG DIXIE HIGHWAY , AND HAVE HAD PEOPLE SIPHONING GASOLINE, BUT NOTHING AS BRAZEN AS SUNDAY’S THEFT.>>I’M MAD. PEOPLE NOWADAYS, IT DIDN’T REALLY SURPRISE ME. STEVE: THEY WILL TAKE ANYTHING.>>YEAH. STEVE: ACCORDING TO JILL POTTS, THE WHEELS ON THE 2016 HONDA ACCORD ALONE ARE WORTH ABOUT $4000. THE TRUCK LEFT THE DEALERSHIP IN THE DIRECTION OF RADCLIFF. POTTS SAYS THEY PUT PHOTOS OF THE THEFT ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE, AND BY THIS MORNING ALREADY HAD 25,000 VIEWS. STEVE BURGIN, WLKY NEWS. ERIC: AGAIN, KENTUCKY STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE CASE.

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  1. you can't siphon gas from those cars, that only works on old vehicles. the accord rims/tires are more like $500 a set retail, the dealer gets em way cheaper.

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