Strange things are happening in Detroit because recently car companies can’t even deliver cars to dealers – they are being stolen directly from the factory.
Earlier it became known about a batch of Mustang cars that were removed from the Ford assembly plant in Flat Rock immediately after a safety check. Now a batch of Ford Raptors worth $1 million has been stolen.
Ford reported the theft of off-road-oriented F-150 Raptor pickups to Dearborn police on the weekend of June 10. According to a report by the Detroit Free Press, Dearborn police have found 13 trucks so far. Many cars were partially disassembled for spare parts. Thieves entered the territory of the plant, damaging the fence.
According to two episodes of thefts – “Mustangs” and “Raptors” – currently only two suspects are in police custody. Unfortunately, not only one automaker has safety problems. The issue seems to affect a number of brands in the Detroit area.
“In March of this year, thieves managed to take four RAM pickups, including the TRX, from an assembly plant in Sterling Heights.”
Then in May, five brand-new Chevrolet Camaros were taken out of the General Motors plant in Lansing. At the moment, it is unclear whether any of these thefts are directly related.