Thieves Hit Luxury Car Dealership

Thieves Hit Luxury Car Dealership


WE BEGAN WITH A DEVELOPING STORY. A BREAK AND CAPTURED ON CAMERA, YOUNG THIEVES MATCH THEIR WAY INTO A SUBURBAN CAR DEALERSHIP AND DRIVE AWAY WITH LUXURY VEHICLES. WE ARE LEARNING THOSE SAME THIEVES MAY HAVE TARGET OF OTHER DEALERSHIPS BEFORE.REPORTER: POLICE SOURCES ARE TELLING US THAT THE YOUNG MAN THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE ARE CONNECTED TO A CHICAGO AREA GANG OF LUXURY CAR THIEVES. WATCH AS A FLOOR TO CEILING GLASS OFFICE WALL IS SHATTERED WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER. TWO YOUNG MEN KICKED GLASS OUT OF THE WAY AND WALK IN. THEY ARE SOON JOINED BY FOR MORE MEN. THEY SEARCH THE OFFICE DRAWERS LOOKING FOR KEYS. WITHIN MINUTES FOR BMWS AND ONE PORSCHE 911 ARE DRIVEN OUT OF THE MAZDA DEALERSHIP HERE IN EVANSTON AT HIGH SPEED. ONE MAN LEFT BEHIND RUNS AWAY ON FOOT, THEN THE YOUNG MEN ARE SPOTTED IN CHICAGO ON LAKESHORE DRIVE. NOW THEY ARE GOING SOUTHBOUND. CARS WITH DEALER PLATES THERE IS ABOUT SIX OF THEM.REPORTER: DAN DRESCHER IS THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE DEALERSHIP. FOR OF THEIR SIX DEALERSHIPS HAVE HAD CARS STALLING IN THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE UNDER SIEGE? WE ARE. THEY ARE TARGETING CAR DEALERSHIPS. REPORTER: ALL FIVE OF THE CARS STOLEN WERE LOCATED, 4 ARE BACK AT THE DEALERSHIP. WE INSTALL GPS TRACKERS AND ALL OF OUR CARS. GPS TRACKERS MEANS THAT WE WILL GET YOU RIGHT AWAY, WE WILL GET OUR CAR. YOU CAN’T REMOVE IT, IT HAS BACKUPS. IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO GET OUR CAR BACK WITHIN 12 HOURS.REPORTER: THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SAYS ARMED GUARDS AND ARMED DEALERSHIP MANAGERS ARE NOW SOMETHING THEY ARE CONSIDERING AS AN EXTRA LAYER OF SECURITY.

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