5 Camaros stolen from GM plant; 9 males face costs

(WXYZ) — 9 males are behind bars for allegedly stealing 5 model new Chevrolet Camaros from Normal Motors’ Lansing Grand River Meeting plant.

Michigan State Police mentioned the lads led police on a high-speed chase down I-96 by Ingham, Livingston and Oakland counties Monday morning.

The pursuit began after midnight. MSP Lt. Brian Oleksyk mentioned a BOL, or be looking out, broadcast over the police scanner alerted state troopers.

MSP mentioned the trail of the pursuit included Kensington Street to Grand River Avenue by Lyon Township, Wixom, Novi and Farmington Hills.

A dispatcher on the police scanner mentioned, “They normally carry a bunch of money to replenish as a result of (automakers) began preserving the automobiles on E (empty) as a result of they began getting hit a lot.”

Oleksyk defined, “With these pursuits, some cease sticks had been utilized to get these automobiles to cease.”

A number of of the stolen Camaros ended up with harm.

Oleksyk mentioned the 9 suspects are between the ages of 20 and 24. Eight are from Detroit. One is from Saginaw.

“… we take stolen car reviews on a regular basis. We get well stolen autos, however this one… for an ongoing investigation, which is actually fascinating and actually peculiar, is that these had been 5 model new autos all touring the identical manner, perhaps to the identical vacation spot and all situated on I-96,” the lieutenant defined.

“In my expertise of 22 years in being a state trooper, stolen automotive is simply the tip of the iceberg,” he continued.

The lieutenant posed the questions: ‘Have been the autos going to a chop store to be bought for elements? Have been they going to be illegally re-tagged and bought?’ These are two questions the investigation will discover and search to uncover.

“That is type of one thing you see out of the films. Is there a ringleader behind this? …. So, that is within the early levels to see if that is a risk. We’re working, persevering with our investigation in that space.”

He mentioned the suspects are going through a number of costs together with resisting and obstructing; receiving and concealing stolen property; and fleeing and eluding. Extra costs are anticipated.

In a press release to 7 Motion Information, a spokesman with Normal Motors mentioned, “We’re cooperating with native regulation enforcement to get well stolen autos from GM’s Lansing Grand River Meeting Plant. We’ll be enhancing our safety on the plant and surrounding parking tons.”

“We are going to pursue prosecution of the concerned people to the fullest extent of the regulation,” he added.

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