High up on the list of things we hate are thieves, even higher are thieves that mess with our beloved Chevys. So, when we read that thieves had hit a Tyler, Texas Chevrolet dealership hard we were a bit more than ticked off. According to Autoweek over $200,000 in wheels were swiped in the middle of the night. Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday August 28th at Peltier Chevrolet.
“They cut the locks on the gates to the rear where all the inventory stock was kept,” Martin said. He noted that the thieves also defeated the light system, knocking out the large bright lights that are typically on.
Surveillance video shows a large box truck arriving at 1:22 a.m., but because it was so dark, police can’t tell how many persons were involved, but given the scale of the crime it had to be more than a few. Martin said the thieves spent “probably a good four hours” stealing the wheels and tires from the Camaros and other Chevy vehicles. Four hours sounds like a long time, but we figure that close to 200 wheels were stolen, so the thieves were really hustling.
The Trucks and Camaros were left up on blocks and lug nuts littered the landscape. Of course some of the vehicles were damaged during the theft since dirt bag thieves aren’t exactly careful during their crime. This has happened at other dealerships, so we’re thinking some really angry dogs in the yard might dissuade future thievery. In any event if you see some guys selling a large number of sixth-gen Camaro wheels at cut-rate prices give the Tyler, Texas PD a ring.