Thieves steal cars from Detroit dealership

Thieves steal cars from Detroit dealership


BILLIONAIRE’S APPARENT
SUICIDE. SUICIDE.
>>>PLUS, $100,000 IN CARS>>>PLUS, $100,000 IN CARS
STOLEN IN MINUTES. STOLEN IN MINUTES.
>>IT’S A BIG SETBACK.>>IT’S A BIG SETBACK.
THAT’S LIKE AROUND $100,000 THAT’S LIKE AROUND $100,000
IN CARS. IN CARS.
>>Reporter: THIEVES TARGET>>Reporter: THIEVES TARGET
A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AND A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AND
SECURITY CAMERAS CAPTURE THE SECURITY CAMERAS CAPTURE THE
WHOLE THING. WHOLE THING.
IT TOPS OUR NEWS TONIGHT AT IT TOPS OUR NEWS TONIGHT AT
11:00. 11:00.
RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE
SEARCHING FOR THE THIEVES SEARCHING FOR THE THIEVES
WHO GOT AWAY WITH SEVEN CARS WHO GOT AWAY WITH SEVEN CARS
AT A DEALERSHIP ON DETROIT’S AT A DEALERSHIP ON DETROIT’S
WESTSIDE. WESTSIDE.
>>THE VIDEO RECORDED THEM>>THE VIDEO RECORDED THEM
IN THE ACT. IN THE ACT.
THEY HOP IN A CAR, RAM IT THEY HOP IN A CAR, RAM IT
THROUGH THE GARAGE DOOR AND THROUGH THE GARAGE DOOR AND
DRIVE OFF. DRIVE OFF.
JERMONT TERRY LIVE TONIGHT JERMONT TERRY LIVE TONIGHT
WITH THE OWNERS WHO ARE KIND WITH THE OWNERS WHO ARE KIND
OF SHOCKED THAT THIS OF SHOCKED THAT THIS
HAPPENED. HAPPENED.
>>Reporter: YES, STEVE,>>Reporter: YES, STEVE,
IT’S NOT EVERY DAY THAT IT’S NOT EVERY DAY THAT
THIEVES ARE BOLD ENOUGH THIEVES ARE BOLD ENOUGH
AND/OR SUCCESSFUL ENOUGH TO AND/OR SUCCESSFUL ENOUGH TO
STEAL SEVEN CARS ALL LOCKED STEAL SEVEN CARS ALL LOCKED
AWAY IN A GARAGE. AWAY IN A GARAGE.
BUT SOMEHOW THEY MANAGED TO BUT SOMEHOW THEY MANAGED TO
PULL THIS ONE OFF AND NOT TO PULL THIS ONE OFF AND NOT TO
DETROIT POLICE THEY’RE DETROIT POLICE THEY’RE
LOOKING FOR THE THIEVES LOOKING FOR THE THIEVES
INVOLVED IN THIS HEIST. INVOLVED IN THIS HEIST.
>>Reporter: THERE’S A HUGE>>Reporter: THERE’S A HUGE
MYSTERY TO SOLVE AT THE AUTO MYSTERY TO SOLVE AT THE AUTO
LOT. LOT.
IT ALL CENTERS AROUND WHAT IT ALL CENTERS AROUND WHAT
HAPPENED TO THIS GARAGE HAPPENED TO THIS GARAGE
DOOR. DOOR.
>>THEY CAME WITH A PICKUP.>>THEY CAME WITH A PICKUP.
THEY HIT THE GARAGE DOOR THEY HIT THE GARAGE DOOR
PRIGHT HERE. PRIGHT HERE.
>>Reporter: TAKE A LOOK.>>Reporter: TAKE A LOOK.
THIEVES DAMAGED A DOOR THIEVES DAMAGED A DOOR
ENOUGH TO PRY THEIR WAY ENOUGH TO PRY THEIR WAY
INSIDE. INSIDE.
ONCE ON THE OTHER SIDE, ONCE ON THE OTHER SIDE,
WATCH AS FOUR GUYS. WATCH AS FOUR GUYS.
>>THEY LOOK LIKE KIDS.>>THEY LOOK LIKE KIDS.
>>Reporter: JUMP INTO>>Reporter: JUMP INTO
VARIOUS VEHICLES THEN DROVE VARIOUS VEHICLES THEN DROVE
THE CARS THROUGH THE SAME THE CARS THROUGH THE SAME
DOOR. DOOR.
>>THEN THEY RAMMED STRAIGHT>>THEN THEY RAMMED STRAIGHT
THROUGH TO MAKE SURE IT GOT THROUGH TO MAKE SURE IT GOT
DESTROYED SO THEY COULD TAKE DESTROYED SO THEY COULD TAKE
ALL THE CARS OUT. ALL THE CARS OUT.
>>ONCE THEY PAVED THE WAY>>ONCE THEY PAVED THE WAY
THEY THEN RIPPED OFF SEVEN THEY THEN RIPPED OFF SEVEN
CARS IN THE MATTER OF CARS IN THE MATTER OF
MINUTES. MINUTES.
THE OWNER CLAIMS ALL THE THE OWNER CLAIMS ALL THE
CARS YOU SEE LEAVING HIS LOT CARS YOU SEE LEAVING HIS LOT
IS DOWNRIGHT COSTLY. IS DOWNRIGHT COSTLY.
>>IT’S A BIG SETBACK.>>IT’S A BIG SETBACK.
THAT’S LIKE $AROUND 100,000 THAT’S LIKE $AROUND 100,000
IN CARS. IN CARS.
>>Reporter: THE CROOKS>>Reporter: THE CROOKS
SOMEHOW MANAGED TO FIGURE SOMEHOW MANAGED TO FIGURE
OUT WHERE THE OWNER STORED OUT WHERE THE OWNER STORED
THE CAR KEYS. THE CAR KEYS.
DESPITE HAVING MORE THAN A DESPITE HAVING MORE THAN A
DOZEN CAMERAS IN THE DOZEN CAMERAS IN THE
SECURITY SYSTEM, THIS STILL SECURITY SYSTEM, THIS STILL
HAPPENED. HAPPENED.
>>WE DO HAVE AN ALARM BUT I>>WE DO HAVE AN ALARM BUT I
DO NOT THINK IT WORKED DO NOT THINK IT WORKED
BECAUSE THE ALARM IT WOULD BECAUSE THE ALARM IT WOULD
HAVE BEEN SET OFF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SET OFF IT WOULD
HAVE CALLED MY DAD. HAVE CALLED MY DAD.
>>Reporter: HIS FATHER DID>>Reporter: HIS FATHER DID
NOT LEARN ABOUT THE HEIST NOT LEARN ABOUT THE HEIST
UNTIL HE ARRIVED THE NEXT UNTIL HE ARRIVED THE NEXT
MORNING. MORNING.
YOU CAN SEE THE THIEVES YOU CAN SEE THE THIEVES
DAMAGED MANY OF THE VEHICLES DAMAGED MANY OF THE VEHICLES
IN THE PROCESS. IN THE PROCESS.
THEY ONLY RECOVERED TWO, THEY ONLY RECOVERED TWO,
INCLUDING THIS CADILLAC INCLUDING THIS CADILLAC
FOUND DOWN THE STREET WITH A FOUND DOWN THE STREET WITH A
BROKEN WHEEL AXLE. BROKEN WHEEL AXLE.
IT’S A HUGE LOSS BUT THE IT’S A HUGE LOSS BUT THE
FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS PLANS FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS PLANS
TO STICK AROUND AND MOST TO STICK AROUND AND MOST
DEFINITELY INCREASE DEFINITELY INCREASE
SECURITY. SECURITY.
>>WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO>>WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO
GET A BETTER DOOR. GET A BETTER DOOR.
>>THEY’RE HOPING THAT THIS>>THEY’RE HOPING THAT THIS
WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.
I KNOW YOU’RE PROBABLY I KNOW YOU’RE PROBABLY
WONDERING IS THIS SOME TYPE WONDERING IS THIS SOME TYPE
OF INSIDE JOB? OF INSIDE JOB?
ACCORDING TO THE FAMILY AND ACCORDING TO THE FAMILY AND
THE OWNERS OF THE COMPANY THE OWNERS OF THE COMPANY
THEY ONLY HIRE FAMILY THEY ONLY HIRE FAMILY
MEMBERS SO IT’S STILL MEMBERS SO IT’S STILL
UNCLEAR EXACTLY HOW THESE UNCLEAR EXACTLY HOW THESE
THIEVES KNEW EXACTLY WHERE THIEVES KNEW EXACTLY WHERE
THEY STORED THE KEYS THEY STORED THE KEYS
THROUGHOUT THAT BUILDING. THROUGHOUT THAT BUILDING.
REPORTING OUTSIDE D.P.D. REPORTING OUTSIDE D.P.D.
HEADQUARTERS.

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