Companies improve safety as 5 luxurious automobiles stolen from native dealership

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — North Olmsted police are nonetheless trying to find the quintette of thieves that stole 5 luxurious automobiles from a Mercedes-Benz dealership off Lorain Highway. One of many victims is Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Police mentioned Watson’s Dodge Ram TRX truck was on the dealership for upkeep when it was stolen. The truck is estimated to be value over $100,000.

“It’s surprising actually, as a result of on this pretty quaint neighborhood right here in Westlake,” mentioned Maria Rocco, service supervisor at Galati’s. “You don’t actually anticipate one thing like that to occur.”

Galati’s is positioned simply down the highway from Mercedes-Benz North-Olmsted. Rocco mentioned she’s anxious since huge dealerships are getting hit, Galati’s may very well be subsequent.

“We had a gathering about it this morning,” mentioned Rocco. “You actually need to rethink the way you retailer your keys. We do a lock field, we do it each evening, however issues slip by, so you actually need to be vigilant about that. We do have an alarm system; we simply up to date our cameras this morning, and actually that’s all you are able to do.”

That is the fourth brazen theft of luxurious autos in weeks. On Jan. 6, three Mercedes-Benz mannequin automobiles have been stolen from the Ganley Mercedes-Benz in Akron. On Jan. 3, 9 autos and dozens of key fobs have been stolen from the Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealership in Strongsville. And on Dec. 19, three high-end autos have been stolen from a showroom flooring of a dealership in Chardon.

“I actually suppose that is solely to go on for a certain quantity as a result of I feel the extra you go, the extra daring you get, you’re going to make errors,” Rocco added.

North Olmsted police mentioned all however two autos have been discovered, together with Watson’s, which was present in a ditch off I-480. No arrests have been made, however because the investigation continues native companies hope the dialog does too.

“These are clients that belief you with their automobiles, they usually don’t desire a telephone name saying one thing like this has occurred to your automobile,” Rocco mentioned. “So, you actually need to rethink the enterprise.”

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Police say the three excessive finish automobiles stolen from the dealership in Chardon occurred in underneath 5 minutes. Watch extra within the participant beneath:

3 high-end automobiles stolen from showroom flooring of Chardon dealership

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