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Published: Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 1:35 PM
Updated: Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 3:13 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:13 p.m. (July 30):
A fifth vehicle in four days was reported stolen from Sandy’s Towing after the lot was broken into early Monday morning, according to Dayton police reports.
It was the third time the lot was broken into in a week.
Police were dispatched around 2:40 a.m. Monday on a report of breaking and entering.
Upon arrival, officers noted heavy damage to the company’s front gate, which was on the ground, according to a report.
An employee reported to officers that he was watching surveillance video around 2:20 a.m. when he saw a white GMC Yukon driving through the lot.
Another employee attempted to block the entrance of the lot with a tow truck, according to the report.
The suspect accelerated the Yukon and barely missed the tow truck when it smashed through the front gate, read the report.
The Yukon fled north on Broadway Street.
UPDATE @ 12:51 p.m. (July 27):
Almost 24 hours after four cars were reported stolen from Sandy’s Towing, four suspects broke into the towing company’s lot, according to a Dayton police report.
Employees reported a break-in in progress around 2:20 a.m. Friday, read the report.
Two juveniles were reportedly spotted climbing the lot’s gate. Employees honked car horns, which caused the suspects to scatter, according to the report.
There were four juvenile suspects in total.
The group arrived in a Pontiac Bonneville that was reported as stolen around 2:05 a.m. Friday, according to police reports.
While searching for the suspects, officers reportedly located the stolen Pontiac in the 1600 block of Alwildy Avenue.
The vehicle had a flat tire and damage to the driver side above the front tire, according to the report.
Multiple vehicles were stolen from a tow company’s parking lot early Thursday morning, according to a Dayton police report.
Officers responded to Sandy’s Towing around 2:47 a.m. Thursday on a reported theft.
Staff provided officers with security footage, which reportedly showed four vehicles leave the lot around 2:32 a.m.
The owner of the stolen vehicle reported that she knew who stole the Pontiac and provided the suspect’s name to police.
The stolen vehicles included a white 2008 Chevrolet Impala, black 2010 Lincoln MKS, white 2009 Ford Focus and silver 2013 Kia Optima.
The Impala was found unoccupied in the 900 block of McArthur Avenue, according to the report. The front driver side window was broken and there was damage to the front driver side tire. The radio was reportedly missing and the keys were not with the vehicle.