Car dealership targeted by thieves who stole £150,000 worth of cars and 33 sets of keys

  • Dealership hit by thieves who ransack vehicles and keys
  • Six vehicles stolen from Ramirez Automotive with a combined value of £150,000
  • Window smashed with 33 sets of keys taken from main office

Time 7:09 am, January 29, 2022

A used car dealership has been ransacked after thieves broke in and stole £150,000 worth of cars and 33 sets of keys.

Ramirez Automotive boss Jose Ramirez said he arrived at work last weekend to find a smashed window and several missing cars.

Closer inspection found that multiple keys had also been taken from the main office.

The boss immediately inspected CCTV footage and found that one person had forced their way into the dealership before returning with two more thieves 20 minutes later.

The three men then made off with a white Range Rover, a Jaguar XJ and a red 2015 Corvette.

They also stole a Yukon Denali, a Chevrolet Silverado and a Ram 3500 Dually in a heist worth an estimated $200,000 (£150,000).

A social media campaign saw five of the six cars located nearby but the Corvette remains missing.

Ramirez, whose dealership is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, said: ‘It is really frustrating, and it’s really sad to be in that situation.

I’m out here trying to help out the community and be able to provide affordable vehicles for the community, not bothering anyone, not hurting anybody,

We are a community, we shouldn’t be trying to hurt each other. We should try to help each other through whatever situation.’

A police investigation is ongoing and the search continues for the missing Corvette.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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