Auto theft suspects target classic vehicles in Tyler

Surveillance Video

The Tyler Police Department and the East Texas Auto Theft Task Force are investigating six classic vehicles that were reported stolen at different locations and times this past weekend in Tyler. 
Three of the vehicles were stolen from residences and the other three were stolen from a Tyler car dealership. The name of the dealership hasn’t been released.
According to information provided by police, several suspects were caught on surveillance video at the dealership hotwiring the vehicles and driving them away. The vehicles that were stolen include:
• 1967 GMC truck valued at $38,000 dollars. (This truck was recovered the same morning abandoned in the eastern part of Smith County. We believe it ran out of gas.)
• 1986 Chevrolet truck valued at $10,000 dollars.
• 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle valued at $39,000 dollars.
• 1986 Pontiac Parisienne valued at $10,000 dollars.
• 1985 Pontiac Parisienne valued at $5,000 dollars.
• 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS valued at $15,000 dollars.
Tyler Police Detective Gary King, who is also part of the Auto Theft Task Force, said it was unusual for six classic vehicles to be stolen in one weekend and that the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or  Crimestoppers  at 903-597-CUFF or 903-597-2833. 
Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.

Tyler Morning Telegraph


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