Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Expensive cars stolen from lot and crashed -- Ringgold, TN

A team of thieves stole four expensive cars from Ringgold Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep late Tuesday night.



One of the vehicles - a $100,000 2009 Viper American Club Racer - was wrecked in front of the Krystal on Highway 27 in Fort Oglethorpe.

A second stolen vehicle - a new Jeep - went into a ditch in Ringgold.

A $50,000 used Viper was found in a downtown Chattanooga parking garage.

A fourth vehicle - an SRT-8 Charger - is still missing.

One person has been arrested - an 18-year-old. He was identified as Steven Brien Heberer. He was charged in Catoosa County with obstruction, theft by receiving stolen property, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane,

driving on the wrong side of the roadway and failure to notify striking a fixed object.

Mike Robbins, president of Ringgold Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, said, "We usually don't have this type crime around here. It sounds like a big-city crime."

Mr. Robbins said the thefts must have happened between 11 p.m. and midnight.
The dealership closed at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

He said he received a call shortly after midnight from the Ringgold Police, saying someone had broken through a gate at the dealership on Highway 41 in Ringgold (7154 Nashville St.)

He said it appeared someone had used a bolt cutter to break a lock on the gate.

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_165795.asp

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