In an eerie repeat of a crime committed earlier this year, thieves managed to steal a collection of brand-new cars straight from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, gaining entry to a holding lot and making off with at least four Dodge Charger muscle sedans. The incident bears an uncanny resemblance to one that occurred back in May, when a group of thieves cut their way through a chainlink fence surrounding the FCA Warren Truck Assembly lot and drove off with eight brand-new Ram pickup trucks.
The differences are that this time, the lot was not owned by FCA, but rather one Cassens Transport, and that the thieves who stole the Dodge Charger sedans were met by security before making off with their stolen cars.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, shortly after 3 am on the morning of Sunday, July 22nd, Detroit Police received a phone call about a breaking-and-entering at a lot near a Chrysler plant in the city. The thieves reportedly gained entry by smashing through a gate, after which they were approached by security, and yet still managed to drive off with several brand-new cars. At least one of the stolen vehicles was from another automaker, Fox 2 reports, and FCA officials say they are cooperating with the Detroit Police’s investigation.
It remains unclear whether there’s any connection between this incident and the one involving the Ram pickup trucks several months prior, but investigators are hoping that surveillance video will lead them in the right direction. As for the Dodge Charger sedans, no further information has been given regarding trim, color, or other identifying features.