Used car dealer in VB says group stole 4 cars, nearly 200 keys


(LAURA) HUNDREDS OF CAR KEYS ARE IN THE HANDS OF THIEVES AFTER A GROUP OF PEOPLE SNATCHED 2 LOCK BOXES FROM A VIRGINIA BEACH CAR DEALERSHIP. THANKS FOR JOINING US, I’M LAURA CASO. THE SUSPECTS ALSO GOT AWAY WITH 4 CARS. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S TAMARA SCOTT IS HERE WITH THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO THAT THE BUSINESS OWNER HOPES WILL LEAD TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE. (TAMARA) THIS IS ONE OF THE CARS THIEVES ATTEMPTED TO STEAL EARLY THIS MORNING. THE VIDEO SHOWS THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO MAKE IT OFF THE LOT, THEY THINK BECAUSE ITS A STICK SHIFT. THAT MAY BE THE CASE, BUT THE CAMERAS DO SHOW THEM MAKING OFF WITH A LOT OF INVENTORY – MANAGERS SAY THEY TOOK A BIG HIT. (TAMARA SCOTT) (ADAM CHEEK, THE CAR EXCHANGE MANAGER) “AROUND 1:15 THIS MORNING OUR CAMERAS CAUGHT FOUR GENTLEMEN COMING INTO THE LOT. THEY CAME FROM THE RIGHT SIDE AND TOOK A RATHER LARGE ROCK AND THREW IT THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR.” SHATTERING THE GLASS, WITH MASKS OVER THEIR FACES AND SOME WEARING GLOVES “THEY RAVAGED DESKS LOOKED THROUGH EVERYTHING, FILE CABINETS. THEY FOUND TWO KEY BOXES THAT WE KEEP ON SIGHT. THEY RIPPED BOTH OF THOSE OFF THE WALLS THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO BE HERE RIGHT AROUND AN HOUR.” FOUR YOUNG MEN GOING IN AND OUT OF BUILDING FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR MADE OFF WITH HUNDREDS OF CAR KEYS “ABOUT 2:30 IN THE MORNING OR 2:20 IN THE MORNING THEY MANAGED TO DRIVE AWAY WITH FOUR CARS. RANGE ROVER, CADILLAC ESCALADE, ’08 BMW, AND A SUBARU OUTBACK.” THIS MORNING ADAM CHEEK RECOVERED ABOUT 2/3RDS MAYBE 3 QUARTERS OF THE KEYS THAT WERE MISSING. STILL MISSING AROUND 19-20 AT LEAST.” HE SAYS POLICE HAVE RECOVERED THE FOUR CARS – BUT THE THEFT AND DAMAGE ALONE WILL COST THEM 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS “PEOPLE AROUND HERE WORK PRETTY HARD FOR A LIVING. MOST OF US ARE PAID ON COMMISSION WHEN THINGS GO MISSING AND CARS GET STOLEN, BROKEN INTO WE LOSE THAT MONEY THAT’S MONEY WE DON’T HAVE TO FEED OUR ALARMS TO GO IN. WE’RE GOING TO PUT IN HIGH SECURITY ALARMS AND ACTIVE ALARM SYSTEMS, SO THAT IF SOMEBODY DOES COME ONTO THE LOT, THEY’LL BE WARNED.” BUT THEY KNOW THEY’LL MOVE ON AND GET BACK TO BUSINESS – AS FAR AS THE LOOK AT YOUR LIFE CAUSE THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE TODAY DO NOT HAVE TO DEFINE YOUR LIFE, BUT THEY DEFINE THE DIRECTION YOU GO IN, SO LEARN FROM IT, OWN UP TO IT MAN UP AND GO FROM THERE.” (TAMARA) POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECTS, IF YOU RECOGNIZED THEM IN THE VIDEO OR KNOW ANYTHING YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL POLICE. IN VIRGINIA BEACH TS TOYS

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