Video shows tire theft from New Jersey car dealership

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Video shows tire theft from New Jersey car dealership
Video shows tire theft from New Jersey car dealership. Katie Katro has more on Action News at 10 p.m. on September 23, 2019.

MARLTON N.J. (WPVI) -- Police are looking for two men seen in surveillance video stealing tires from a New Jersey car dealership.

"It's a big headache, it's very annoying," said Adam Elkins, the general sales manager at Elkins Chevrolet in Marlton, N.J.

Surveillance video captured two tire thieves rolling 12 tires across the dealership's property.

The incident happened September 7, around 10 p.m.

Elkins estimated the thieves were in the dealership lot for around an hour, where they used a motorcycle stand to jack up three cars and steal all four tires from each of the cars.

Elkins estimated the retail value to be around $12,000.

"It's a little frustrating, and very upsetting," Elkins said. "It's taking hot product off the line, and delaying them. We have to re-order new parts."

Elkins said the tires came off of 2020 Chevrolet Suburbans and a Tahoe. The windows of the cars were smashed to remove the wheel locks to get the lug nuts off.

Evesham Township police said the thieves targeted 22-inch custom rims with a chrome black finish.

Police said the two men caught on surveillance video got into the lot through an adjacent wooded area.

Evesham Township police have released pictures of a Honda Odyssey or Dodge Grand Caravan getting away with the 12 new tires inside.

Police said these thieves are bold to do this in a well-lit parking lot off busy Route 73.

A week before the 12 tires were stolen, police said there was an attempted burglary. They believe the same people could be responsible.

"It looks like the same group possibly hit a week before, attempted this, and it looks like they do know where some of the cameras are," said Lt. Joseph Friel, with Evesham Township Police.

If anyone knows the identity of this suspect you are asked to contact the Evesham Police Department at 856-983-1116, the Confidential Tip Line at 856-983-4699 or email at Anonymous tips text ETPDTIP to 847411