Theft is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. When it comes to auto theft, it becomes personal. Like some of our readers, I’ve been the victim of auto theft as well. Luckily all that was taken out of my car was my camera gear which was replaceable. Some of my friends and some of our readers haven’t been so lucky. However, just the thought of my camera being out there and being used by someone who had to steal it from me… I think you know where I’m going with this.
Now, imagine you own a car dealership. You’ve headed out to the lot to open up for the day. In the back lot, your Chevrolet Silverados look a bit different. As you get closer you realize that every single Silverado Texas Edition and Tahoe is on 2x4s with their 20-inch wheels missing. Well, it actually happened. This was the scene at a Chevrolet dealership in an unknown location (early info is telling us that it happened in Texas) when they opened for the morning.
The total number of wheels and tires missing? That comes into a stout 76 wheels from 19 vehicles. If you look closely in the picture, you’ll notice that whoever did this had done this before; and it more than likely consisted of a group of four or more people. Not a single vehicle was out of line and so far reports say that there have been no identifying jack marks or fingerprints.
Including the tire pressure sensor which costs $100 per wheel, the grand total loss of the dealership is over $100,000. This isn’t the first time either. This has been happening to dealerships from as far west as Texas all the way to the East Coast of North Carolina. Will the thieves be caught? Will more dealerships be hit? As soon as we find out, you’ll be the first to know.