While moves like The Fast & The Furious may depict car theft rings as highly-sophisticated and coordinated groups, the fact is that they aren’t…at least not most of them. But there are the elite members of the grand theft auto club who know the ins-and-outs of every car, dealership, and traffic law, allowing them to pull off impressive capers with little or no evidence.
Details on this movie-like robbery of a South Carolina car dealership aren’t public just yet, but the Post and Courier reports that thieves managed to make off with five brand new Camaros…including a red ZL1.
The thieves targeted Crews Chevrolet in North Charleston, South Carolina, and according to the police report there were no alarms or video surveillance systems in place. This may have emboldened the thieves, who reportedly stole a brand new, 580 horsepower Camaro ZL1 right off of the showroom floor. However, the ZL1 was later recovered at the Lexington County Medical Center.
During an inventory count, it was discovered that the thieves had stolen four other Camaros, all of them V8 SS models with a combined retail value of at least $150,000. Interestingly enough, the four Camaros were each a different color, which makes us wonder if these cars weren’t part of an “order” to be filled, ala Gone in 60 Seconds. The thieves also managed to break in without damaging the entry point, pried open the safe, and even disabled the OnStar GPS locators. Sounds kind of professional, doesn’t it? Who were these mystery thieves? What were they after if not the Zl1? Was that a red herring? Or just a joyride? Whatever happened, we don’t think this is the last we’ll hear about this story.