Police: Mustangs stolen at Ford facilities may be tied to ring of thieves

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 18:29:20-04

Police in Woodhaven believe the two men who stole a couple of Ford Mustang Shelby coupes late Sunday morning in Flat Rock are also behind a string of stolen Mustangs from a nearby Ford facility in their city. 

Around 11:50 a.m. at Ford Flat Rock Assembly, two men pulled up to the guard gate in two blue Mustangs with white stripes as if they were simply moving the vehicles.

But the men were thieves and just as the security guard was about to check the vehicle identification number on the first vehicle, both drivers sped off, crashing through the security gate.

The men first stopped in the parking lot of a Meijer store about three miles away ,where Flat Rock Police officers spotted the stolen vehicles.

Police chased one of the Mustangs and the pursuit took them north on I-75. Officers terminated the chase near Schaefer in Detroit. 

Anyone with information on Sunday's thefts is urged to call Flat Rock Police at 734-782-2496.

Woodhaven Police released the following statement Monday:

Over the last 2 years the Woodhaven Police have investigated the theft of numerous high dollar Ford Mustangs from the Flat Rock Ford Assembly Plant Storage lot located at 22400 Vreeland Rd in Woodhaven.

It appears those thefts are associated with the theft from the Flat Rock Plant that occurred Sunday afternoon 07-16-2017.

Each time Ford Security installs a new prevention measure, the thieves find a different locations to defeat the perimeter where the vehicles can be taken from the lot.

The Woodhaven Police will continue to work in concert with Ford Security, Flat Rock PD and Detroit PD Auto Recovery Unit in an effort to stop these thefts.