Authorities say a sport utility vehicle used by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s security detail had its wheels stolen.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens said the GMC Denali was assigned to a member of the executive protection unit. She says it was parked on the city’s east side when the tires and rims were taken late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Mayoral spokesman Dan Lijana said the SUV is a secondary security vehicle that isn’t used to transport the mayor.

Photos posted on the website of WDIV-TV showed the black SUV up on blocks. WXYZ-TV reports the wheels were replaced before it was towed away.

Police said the theft was reported Wednesday morning and was under investigation.
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  1. Jim says:

    Lot of good all the Jackson marching does. Even the mayor isn’t immuned to crime. When are some of those knuckleheads going to get bumoed off?

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