Thieves break into south suburban Alsip dealership, steal 10 luxury cars – NBC Chicago
Police are investigating a luxury vehicle robbery in the southern suburbs.
Surveillance video from Monday morning captured the burglary at Pro Cars USA in Alsip as masked men forced their way into the family dealership using a tire.
“We don’t know what to do,” said the owner, who asked to remain anonymous. “I don’t know what to say, I have no words for it.”
The video shows the burglars wandering around the showroom for several minutes looking for keys to high-end vehicles.
“Sometimes we have people come in and do videos of the cars,” the owner said. “I saw the videos of these people I don’t know.”
The owner told NBC 5 that the alarm on the damaged door did not go off, giving the individuals time to carry out the heist.
“They entered the back there – that’s where we keep all our keys,” the owner said.
NBC 5 has learned that the thieves took two trips to steal a total of 10 luxury vehicles, including a Mercedes G-Wagon, Rolls Royce, Porsche and Maserati.
“Around 9:30 a.m. they came back and tried to steal another car while we were here,” the owner said. “They couldn’t take the car because the key didn’t work. The police chased them – they couldn’t catch them.
Alsip police spotted two of the stolen vehicles later that day at 87and and the Dan Ryan. They tried to stop the vehicles, but the suspects fled.
“It’s just very dangerous anywhere,” the owner said. “I hope they don’t come back. They shouldn’t come back.
The owner, who immigrated to Chicago, said he built his business from the ground up eight years ago. He said he was grateful that he and his employees were well and would recover.
He now hopes those responsible can be caught.
“They came at night, there was no one here,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense, but during the day while we’re here they always come in here with guns and stuff – I mean, I don’t want me and these guys in front of these people.”
Alsip police said at least one of the stolen vehicles was found in Chicago and is currently being processed for evidence. Investigators believe this incident is linked to burglaries at several other dealerships in recent weeks.