A gaggle of not less than 10 masked bandits broke into an auto dealership in suburban Chicago and stole a half-dozen luxurious automobiles, together with a Maserati, authorities mentioned.
The Prepare dinner County Sheriff’s Workplace launched surveillance video Friday displaying the brazen housebreaking that happened round 2 a.m. final Monday at Unique Autohaus positioned within the 1600 block of South Roselle Highway in Schaumburg.
Within the recording, a big SUV pulls as much as the used automotive dealership and a number of suspects exit.
As they assemble in entrance of the enterprise, one of many intruders breaks a window and the group then recordsdata contained in the constructing.
In doing so, the intruders set off a safety alarm, which summoned deputies to the scene — however not earlier than the crooks have been capable of get their arms on automotive keys and flee the scene with their high-priced loot earlier than officers arrived.
Authorities realized that the robbers spent about 10 minutes on the dealership and acquired away with six vehicles, together with a blue 2014 Audi S7; two blue 2017 Audi Q7s; a blue 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS 450; a white 2019 Mercedes Benz E300, and a black 2014 Maserati Ghibli.
Police within the metropolis of Oak Park later recovered the 2014 Audi S7 that had been deserted by the thieves and turned it over to criminologists to be processed.
The proprietor of the burglarized dealership, chatting with the station WGN-TV on situation of anonymity, mentioned that the crooks used a brick to interrupt into the enterprise.
“It’s been one thing you can’t think about,” the sufferer mentioned. “You examine it after which, when it occurs to you, realize it’s extra of a shock than the rest.”
The proprietor expressed hope that the perpetrators “get what they deserve.”
As of Monday, no arrests have been made and the sheriff’s workplace has not launched suspect descriptions. Most of them have been final seen within the video carrying hooded sweatshirts and masks.
Motorcar theft is up an astonishing 173 p.c in Chicago up to now 12 months, based on the newest CPD figures.