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Thieves Break Into Dealership, Vandalize Vehicle

Thieves Break Into Dealership, Vandalize Vehicle



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Nishi Gupta reportingWe all probably know somebody who has been the target of car theft. But this story is really unusual.

An SUV parked inside a locked gate at a dealership was vandalized and seriously damaged. It happened early yesterday morning.

People who work at the Jerry Seiner GMC in South Jordan say it was insult to injury. Two suspects break into the dealership, steal a customer's car tires and rims. Then they ram into it repeatedly and take off.

Surveillance video shows two suspects walking around the car lot.

They show interest in the tires of a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. They leave, but a little later, they come back.

Police say they plowed through the dealership's gate to get to the car, parked right next to the Tahoe, took the tires and the rims.

But they're not done. One, two, three times, they ram into the car.

Employees came into work that morning expecting a regular day on the job.

Marnye Madrid/ Office Manager: "The vehicle was off to my right hand side with no tires, no wheels, propped up on blocks and kind of an amazing sight. But my first thought was, 'Great.'"

Now the car has a dent the size of a basketball, it's missing tires have been replaced by the dealership for the time being.

South Jordan police say they estimate the damage to the car to be around $6-thousand.

The car belongs to a customer, and it needed repairs.

Polce say the suspects are in their late teens or early 20's. They were driving a newer model white Pontiac Montana minivan. Police say it should have extensive damage to the front and the back, it should also have broken tail-lights.

South Jordan Police asks you to call if you have any information. That number is 840-4000.

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