BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Boardman police are investigating after three cars were stolen from the Market Street Kufleitner dealership this weekend.
Police were called when employees discovered the theft Sunday morning. A 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, a 2023 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody and a 2022 BMW m40i X3 were all taken from the dealership.
Boardman police say three thieves wearing masks, who appeared to be men, broke in through a window and found the keys. The theft did not trigger an alarm because of a system error.
Employees believed that the thieves may have cased the dealership during a “Trunk or Treat” event there on Oct. 28, according to a police report.
Boardman police Chief Todd Werth said crimes like this are happening all over the country.
“You’re kind of looking at a systematic way of ‘how do you dismantle that group,’ and that’s always the focus,” Werth said. “It’s not just reacting to the individual crimes. It’s trying to put that together, piece that together, and dismantle a group.”
Boardman police detectives are working with other agencies to track the cars and suspects. The report states that Cleveland police reported seeing one of the stolen vehicles in the city, but it fled from them and they were unable to pursue it, according to the police report.
Police also reported finding the tracking unit for the BMW, key tags for the 2021 Charger and BMW and two drink bottles in the parking lot of Cheddar Auto on Market Street. Investigators say it is unclear whether the drink bottles are related to the case.
Anyone with any information should call the Boardman Police Department.