Six of the eight brand-new 2018 Ram 1500 pickup trucks stolen from the lot outside FCA’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant on May 3rd have now been recovered and at least one arrest has been made, the Detroit Free Press reports, as law enforcement turns its attention to recovering the remaining two and tracking down additional suspects. The sixth vehicle was found Saturday afternoon in nearby Dearborn Heights, and according to the police report, there appeared to be no damage done to the truck – although some of the recovered Ram trucks had been damaged or stripped for parts.
The investigation still ongoing, the multiple law enforcement agencies involved now have additional evidence to aid in their search: a pocket bible that was left behind in one of the Ram 1500 trucks. The book has been taken and preserved for DNA testing. Law enforcement officers have also taken fingerprints and DNA swabs from the interiors and exteriors of the recovered trucks. Additionally, Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says that a cash reward is still available for any information that helps lead to an arrest.
It was around 4 am on Thursday, May 3rd when a group of thieves cut their way into the Warren Truck Assembly lot through a chain-link fence and gained access to eight new 2018 Ram 1500 pickup trucks, driving them straight out through the gate. The security guard on duty at the time was caught by surprise, describing a line of trucks suddenly driving off the lot with no warning. In the past, Dwyer said the highly-orchestrated nature of the crime could suggest that at least one of the thieves was a current or former FCA employee, giving them access to valuable inside information.