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Old 02-11-2014, 06:41 AM   #1
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Stolen Chevy Wheels

What is this world coming to? This is a pretty brazen robbery. "Thieves have stolen the wheels from 22 new cars and trucks at a Southeast Texas dealership and left the vehicles on unsteady wooden blocks."........

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Old 02-11-2014, 06:57 AM   #2
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inside job.
I highly doubt that a crew could pull this off, that is steal 88 wheels and tires and get away without inside help.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:01 AM   #3
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That is exactly what I thought. All these dealerships have guards, so they would have to know when he was at lunch.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:48 AM   #4
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In today's day of tech it's hard for me to imagine it's not on camera.

I guess it says police are checking cameras, but man if I had a lot I think I'd have it coverd.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:53 AM   #5
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Anyone know where I can get a new set of wheels and tires.
Maybe I'll look on ebay in the Texas area.

Man, does that suck!!!!!
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:24 AM   #6
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Even hauling 88 wheels away would be a substatially large operation... you can't squeeze very many of those into a passenger vehicle, even a Suburban or a pickup truck. They either had a LARGE cargo vehicle (commercial truck or trailer) or a lot of passenger vehicles.

And nobody saw ANYTHING? Come on!
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:33 AM   #7
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Even hauling 88 wheels away would be a substatially large operation... you can't squeeze very many of those into a passenger vehicle, even a Suburban or a pickup truck. They either had a LARGE cargo vehicle (commercial truck or trailer) or a lot of passenger vehicles.

And nobody saw ANYTHING? Come on!

My point exactly!
So lets look at this logically.

You would need to know when the guards were not looking, where the camaeras were, etc.
Then to physically pull this off, you need a couple (or more) of shop jacks.
Then you need the jack stands and blocks of wood to put the cars on. Which indicates that whomever did this cares about the cars in question. I would have jacked the cars up and let them sit on the brake calipers if I were just stealing that many wheels.
So, a rip-off crew loaded up 88 blocks of wood, they'd need a large truck to haul that much wood, and to haul away the tires.
Also these wheels arent winning any lightweight contests, that is a huge amount of work.
I smell something fishy.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:20 AM   #8
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Ohhhhh look I got a sweet deal on Craigslist for a new set of rims and tires....


All jokes aside that is sad. I know Dealerships have insurance on stuff like that but no one should have to go through that stress.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:37 PM   #9
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They don't care about the cars, they leave them on blocks so they can get the jack out so they can steal more wheels!

Or so I've heard
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:30 PM   #10
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Anyone know where I can get a new set of wheels and tires.
Maybe I'll look on ebay in the Texas area.

Man, does that suck!!!!!
Actually, was there a ZL1 with black 10 spokes on that lot?
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:30 PM   #11
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time to check out craigslist in TX?
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:27 PM   #12
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Camaro Wheels Jacked @ a Dealership.

Just had this pop up from Chevy Hardcore, not sure if it was shared yet, But here in Texas a dealership had 22+ cars sitting in the lot wheel less...

http://www.chevyhardcore.com/news/th...-chevy-dealer/

Poor cars :( some weren't even on jacks.

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Old 02-17-2014, 01:39 PM   #13
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not liking the placement of the jack stands, and what the $*&k is it with theives? could think of some way better looking wheels to steal!
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:40 PM   #14
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Yea someone posted this last week, that's crazy.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:48 PM   #15
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Yea someone posted this last week, that's crazy.

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Old 02-17-2014, 02:50 PM   #16
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The lucky cars got jack stands... some are sitting on rocks!

I remember the 20" Dodge Ram wheels were being stolen like crazy when they first arrived.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #17
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:40 PM   #18
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^ Lol yeah, I honestly can't be upset at this. I'm more amazed at the size of the balls of the robbers. It honestly isn't that difficult to do though, but they at least tried to keep the cars from being on the ground. However, they got greedy and decided to do more vehicles than they had jack stands for. They deserve whatever they get, and more.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:55 PM   #19
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^ Lol yeah, I honestly can't be upset at this. I'm more amazed at the size of the balls of the robbers. It honestly isn't that difficult to do though, but they at least tried to keep the cars from being on the ground. However, they got greedy and decided to do more vehicles than they had jack stands for. They deserve whatever they get, and more.
wonder if they left any prints on the stands?
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:18 PM   #20
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I know one thing, they had some very nice electric impacts and one hell of a trailer. Sounds like candidates for a NASCAR pit crew.

That being said, I need to get some wheel locks...
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #21
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Hope that doesn't happen in BAYTOWN :(
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:25 PM   #22
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So that's where all the good deal wheels on e-bay come from.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:53 PM   #23
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I know one thing, they had some very nice electric impacts and one hell of a trailer. Sounds like candidates for a NASCAR pit crew.

That being said, I need to get some wheel locks...
LOL

Yep, Glad I got some wheel locks. That will at least slow them down.


That's some crazy ceap.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:40 PM   #24
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Wow, I did not see this posted last week and I just saw it on facebook today. I wonder how many guys there were and how long it took them to steal 22 sets of tires. I hope it took longer than an hour, because that is how long it would take a dealer to rotate one set of tires.
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