Washington Township car dealership wheel thieves busted

Washington Township car dealership wheel thieves busted


SHOT A 19-YEAR-OLD. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION, DETROIT POLICE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.>>Kim: A HUGE TEAM EFFORT NABS TWO MEN WHO STOLE WHEELS FROM A WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP CAR DEALERSHIP. IT’S A GROWING CRIME. NORMALLY PEOPLE WHO COMMIT CRIMES LIKE THIS ARE TOUGH TO CATCH. SHAWN LEY SHOWS US HOW THEY DID NOT MAKE IT EASY FOR POLICE TO CATCH THEM.>>Shawn: BOTH ARE FROM DETROIT. THAT’S 36 MILES FROM WHERE I AM RIGHT HERE. THIS IS WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP WHERE POLICE PUT THE BRAKES ON THESGUYS. THE MACOMB COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAID FOX AND HOOD WENT FOR THE BEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE WHEELS ON THE LOT. THEY ALREADY HAD 16 WHEELS AND TIRES OFF OF CHALLENGERS, CHARGERS, AND JEEPS WHEN A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY DROVE BY AND SAW A U-HAUL BACKED INTO A SPACE AND THAT U-HAUL CAUGHT HIS EYE.>>HE SAW A VAN BACKED IN THERE AND SUBSEQUENTLY DETERMINED TO BE A RENTAL VAN. THE VAN BACKED IN THERE AND PIQUED HIS INTEREST AND CAUSED HIM TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK.>>Shawn: I TOOK T K-9s AND SEVERAL OFFICERS TO TRACK THEM DOWN. IT LEFT VEHICLES ON BLOCKS AND OWNERS AND POLICE FRUSTRATED ALL OVER METRO DETROIT. HERE, TWO MEN THOUGHT QUIET WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP WAS “THE” PLACE TO STEAL, BUT AN ALERT DEPUTY PUT A STOP TO THEM.>>THAT STRETCH OF DEALERSHIPS HAVE BEEN HIT AND TARGETED IN THE PAST, SO WE’RE GRATEFUL THEY GOT CAUGHT.>>Shawn: BACK HERE LIVE. PLENTY OF YOU HAVE TALKED TO US SAYING YOU’VE LOOKED OUTSIDE IN YOUR DRIVEW EARLY IN THE MORNING AND YOUR CAR OR SUV IS ON BLOCKS, AND THE RIMS AND THE GUYS LONG GONE. THIS IS DIFFERENT, TWO GUYS UNDER ARREST BEING HELD ON $50,000 AND HELD IN MACOMB COUNTY JAIL.>>Kim: ARE THEY CONNECTED TO ANY OTHER THEFTS?>>Shawn: WE ASKED INVESTIGATORS AND THEY SAY THAT’S SOMETHING THEY’LL BE LOOKING INTO. WE HAVE INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES TRYING TO TRACK ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT THEFTS AND TRYING TO MAKE AN ARREST AND THIS COULD BE THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OR COULD

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