Detroit Thieves Steal Hellcat From Showroom Floor

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A group of car thieves stole a Dodge Charger Hellcat straight off the showroom floor of a midtown Detroit dealership in a bold early-morning heist earlier this week.

Surveillance cameras caught the entire thing on film, showing the thieves busting through a showroom window, and then pushing the car outside before using a minivan to shunt it down the street to a waiting tow truck, according to a CBS Detroit report.

Unless this was an inside job, the thieves wouldn’t have had the key for the car, so they would have had to activate the emergency shifter release mechanism under the centre console — what a tow truck operator would use to move the vehicle were it disabled. We suspect they used that to shift the car into neutral so it would roll freely.

Check out the action in the three videos below, which we’ve linked from CBS Detroit reporter Vickie Thomas. The first shows the thieves busting in, the second the perps busting the car out, and the Grand Carvan-style getaway happens in the third.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.
  • Gord Harris

    shocking black dudes stealing cars in Detriot…..

  • lilmikey_ab

    In most cases the “shift lock” only allows you to shift the car out of park. Most cars have a steering lock & that would still be locked even if put in neutral.. not sure how they were able to steer it.
    Also seems that security camera is pretty shaky for being mounted to a wall…

  • Andrew Herron

    I think if your looking at the end of video 2 after they get the car out. It looks to be a police officer that walks in or a security guard. He is completely unmasked. Patch on right side of jacket looks like a patch like police badges . Also the last video shows a dose charger or 300 leaving behind them. Looks like a security strip down the side of it. I’d be taking a closer look at this one. Inside job possible.

  • Lucas McNea

    for sure!

  • Jordan Stratege

    it’s somebody that is filming the screen as we can see the black screen