HIGHLAND PARK (WWJ) – Crooks pulled off quite a theft in Highland Park overnight, taking a muscle car right off the showroom floor.
Under the cloak of darkness just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, burglars struck at Snethkamp’s Ram City dealership on Woodward Avenue just south of McNichols Road.
The suspects broke a large glass door and once inside, set their sights on a $75,000 bright orange Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The suspects pushed the muscle car outside where a van then pushed the car down the street to a tow truck. The whole thing happened in a matter of seconds.
“It looks like they had about a minute and 30 seconds to open the door and push the car out, and then we see another car pushing it away,” owner Mark Snethkamp told WWJ’s Vickie Thomas. “We’ve got some really good video and I’m shocked that the Highland Park police didn’t catch them because they were here very shortly right after them.”
Snethkamp said they haven’t had a break-in at the dealership like this since the 1990s.
At this point, the car and the suspects remain at large.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 313-852-7338, or the Help Eliminate Auto Thefts at 1-800-242-HEAT.
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