Detroit police bust chop shop on city's west side; Canton man taken into custody

Posted at 11:12 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 23:12:58-04

Detroit police continue to crackdown on car thieves. Monday, officers with the department’s Commercial Auto Theft Section, known as C.A.T.S, busted a suspected chop shop on the city’s west side.

Information lead officers to the aging commercial building at the corner of Colfax and Tireman. 

Once inside, they discovered an employee preparing to ship parts to customers who ordered them online. An investigation revealed some of the parts were suspected of being stolen. 

Officers confiscated dozens of vehicles. A 25-year-old Canton man was taken into custody.  He is facing several charges, including operating a chop shop. 

You can help stop auto theft by reporting tips to 1-800-242-HEAT