Information from WYSH Radio
For the third time in a month, a Clinton auto dealership was hit by thieves over the weekend.
The first two instances occurred at Fox Toyota, where a horse trailer and a 2015 Toyota 4Runner were stolen during the past few weeks.
On Saturday, the Clinton Police Department was called to Ray Varner Ford on Seivers Boulevard on a report of a stolen SUV. When they arrived, officers were told that a black 2012 Ford Explorer valued at $28,000 had been taken from Varner’s lot sometime between March 31, when employees put new tires on it, and Saturday morning.
The vehicle’s information has been entered into the NCIC, and an investigation is under way.
Here is a report on the second theft posted by WYSH last week:
CPD investigating theft from Fox
For the second time in less than a month, Clinton police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from the lot at Fox Toyota.
A couple of weeks ago, someone drove on to the lot after hours, hooked up a horse trailer to their truck, and drove off. (That was the first of the three thefts.)
On Sunday night, someone drove on to the lot and stole a 2015 Toyota 4Runner valued at just under $38,000.
Dealership employees called police Monday morning and showed them security camera footage from the previous night that showed that, just before 10 p.m., a dark-colored SUV, possibly another 4Runner, drove on to the lot and parked next to the white 2015 model. An individual got out of the dark SUV and, within just a few moments, got into the 2015 model and both vehicles then left the scene.
The stolen 4Runner’s information was loaded into the NCIC database, and the Criminal Investigation Division is now handling the case.
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