Thieves stole over $100,000 worth of wheels and tires


Slidell PD

Thieves stole over $100,000 worth of wheels and tires from a dealership. Matt Bowers Chevrolet called Slidell Police informing them that tires and wheels were missing off 31 of their vehicles. Chevy Tahoes, Malibus, trucks and small SUVs were all victims of this crime. The amount of tires and wheels stolen amounted to 124. The approximated value was $120,000.

Police believe that the thieves were professionals. They disabled the lighting, alarms, cctv and were able to break through locks. By the dark of night they were able to commit the crime without being noticed. Shortly before 3:00am two individuals are seen crossing the street to approach the dealership. It is believed that the two broke the locks on the dealership’s gates.

Shortly after the locks were broken a U-Haul truck enters the rear parking lot. As seen from film 40 minutes later the truck drives off. It’s thought that the thieves were already at work before the truck showed up. This allowed them to get the work done so quickly.

The thieves only left wood that was used to prop up the vehicles and a car jack. From surveillance police believe that the two individuals were black wearing a red shirt with black pants and the other was wearing all black.

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It turns out that there have been similar thefts in the United States. Some have happened in Oklahoma and Texas. Police are offering a $25,000 reward to the person who has information leading to an arrest. Half will be paid on arrest and the other half will be paid on conviction.

We think it’s crazy how the thieves stole over $100,000 worth of wheels and tires and got away with it. That’s what insurance is for. Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below!

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