Wheels stolen from 22 new vehicles at DeMontrond Chevrolet in Texas City

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by Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News and The Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 6:40 PM

TEXAS CITY, Texas — Thieves have stolen the wheels from 22 new cars and trucks at a Southeast Texas dealership and left the vehicles on unsteady wooden blocks.

Texas City police are investigating the theft of 88 wheels, including tires, from DeMontrond Chevrolet.

The Galveston County Daily News reported Monday that some vehicles fell off the blocks and have frame damage. No damage estimate was immediately released.

Investigators believe the theft happened between Saturday night and Sunday morning when the dealership was closed. Sgt. David Fairchild says the crooks cut the locks off the gates, snipped wires to light poles and stole the wheels.

Police are checking security video and asking anyone who drove by and noticed suspicious activity to contact authorities.

A message left Monday with the dealership wasn’t immediately returned.

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