Four cars worth over $ 329,000 stolen from dealership, four men arrested in Birmingham

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The Dodge Hellcat CRT in which the suspects were found during their arrest in Birmingham.

The Oakland County Sheriff said he arrested four people, including a 15-year-old, in connection with the theft of four Dodge vehicles from a Highland Township dealership worth more than $ 329,000.

According to the sheriff, the four cars – a white 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat SRT, a 2021 black Dodge Durango GT, a 2021 black Dodge Ram TRX, a 2017 black and 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT – were all stolen from Scott Dodge in Township. from Highland on Wednesday, two of whom were kicked off the showroom floor and passed through a glass door.

MPs responded to Szott on the report of a break-in after an employee found the side door of an office in the parking lot. Other doors, including the glass door wall, were damaged or broken.

The office had been ransacked and a locker with key rings had been opened. This is how the deputies were able to identify exactly which vehicles had been stolen.

Detectives from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Auto Theft Unit (OCAT), which consists of Sheriff’s Assistants, Detroit Police Department, Southfield Police Department, Farmington Police Department Hills, the Hazel Park Police Department and the Waterford Special Investigation Unit tracked the White Durango to a location in Birmingham.

When police caught up to three men in the 2021 Durango Hellcat, which is valued at around $ 100,000, the driver crashed into a brick wall. Three men, aged 32, 20 and 19, were all arrested without incident and are being held in the Oakland County Jail. A 15-year-old brother of one of the suspects was later arrested in Detroit.

Police say the three men in the SUV did not steal it from the dealership, but paid the thieves $ 5,000 in cash for the SUV.

Two of the SUV’s passengers wore balaclava-style masks, which cover their entire face except their eyes.

Inside the SUV, police found $ 5,800 in hundreds and twenty, a semi-automatic handgun loaded with an extended magazine and a computer to reprogram the key rings. They admitted to paying $ 5,000 for the Durango.

The other cars have all been recovered and detectives are still working to identify the suspects who actually stole the cars.

“It was an excellent job of police cooperation which made it possible to apprehend many people involved in what was clearly a network of commercial car thefts,” said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. “Also, the fact that they were carrying guns while committing their crime shows their willingness to be violent if cornered. I am very proud of the detective’s job and I am happy that these individuals are no longer in the street.”

Detectives said the car thefts were linked to several break-ins at gas stations in Waterford and White Lake, where money, cigarettes and other items were stolen by suspects. The suspects of these crimes all matched the descriptions of car thieves.

Anyone with information about thefts or those responsible is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. A reward of up to $ 1,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest.

A 2021 Dodge Ram TRX was one of four vehicles stolen from an Oakland County car dealership on Wednesday morning.


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