Car storage lot on Detroit's east side targeted twice in three days

Posted at 6:46 AM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 17:35:09-04

At least two juveniles are in custody for the theft of multiple vehicles from a storage lot in Detroit early Friday morning.

The theft occurred near the Jefferson North Assembly Plant on the city's east side. Police say it is the second time a theft has happened in that storage lot. There have been a number of thefts targeting FCA plants and lots.

Police say thieves tried to steal new Chrysler Jeep Ram vehicles from the lot on Conner and Kercheval. Police found eight stolen vehicles.

A short time later, one of the vehicles that made it off the lot crashed on Conner and East Jefferson. Police say the thief ran away from the scene.

The incident is similar to what happened early Wednesday morning at the same lot; police say the thieves cut a hole through a fence and one of them crawled through it, stole a truck and then struck the gate. They left in a number of Charger Hellcats.