Three car thieves orchestrated a massive nine-car heist from a North Spokane, Wash. dealership on Tuesday morning between two and five AM. The trio broke into the dealership office through a duct in the roof and rappelled in, grabbing 15 sets of keys before climbing back out. Over the course of the evening, the trio drove away with nine cars, valued at an estimated quarter of a million dollars, before the dealership re-opened on Tuesday morning.
The dealership, Northtown Auto Sales, features a giant inflatable dog on the roof and a street corner parking lot, as you’d expect from a used car lot anywhere in the U.S. The general manager of the lot said the doors to the dealer are all alarmed, there are video cameras outside and inside, and motion sensors in every room except the office they broke into. The criminals made it into and back out of the office without tripping any sensors, which explains why nobody was alerted to their presence. It took them four trips to the dealer to knock off all nine cars over the course of the night.
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