Crime And Law

Thieves steal trucks valued over $225,000 from Clark County car dealership overnight

NEW CARLISLE — Deputies are investigating the theft of two pickup trucks, valued at over $100,000 each, that were stolen from a New Carlisle car dealership early Wednesday morning, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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The thefts happened at the New Carlisle Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram dealership on state Route 235 in New Carlisle around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies were called out to the dealership around 3:30 a.m. after an alarm was triggered, deputies said in an incident report.

Surveillance video found a group of males had broken into the dealership and took off with two Dodge Ram 1500 TRX trucks. One truck, that’s blue in color, is valued at over $114,000 while the second, described as granite in color, is valued at over $110,000, according to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

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The suspects arrived at the dealership in a Dodge Challenger car that was later found to be stolen from a Beavercreek dealership. As all three vehicles were leaving the dealership, the Challenger was involved in a crash with one of the trucks, according to deputies. The Challenger was found unoccupied when deputies responded to the crash scene.

The blue truck has since been recovered in Dayton, however the exact location it was found was not immediately available from deputies.

No arrests have been made and the case remains an active investigation, deputies said.

Additional details were not available. We’ll update this story as we learn more.

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