Its starting to become a weekly reoccurrence, it seems. The Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) which is home to the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, has been struck be thieves once again.
The area in question is the holding lot, just across the street from the busy assembly plant. The lot is currently run by a third-party (which happens to be a transport company), in which vehicles from Canada and other mid-west assembly plants come to redistributed to dealers across the U.S. and Canada. The lot is one of many holding lots that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has. However, this one has been rocked by theft a handful of times in the past several months.
Again this morning, thieves broke into the holding lot and attempted to steal vehicles. According to WDIV Channel 4 in Detroit and WXYZ Channel 7 in Detroit, one of those vehicles a Grand Cherokee flipped during the theft and landed on the roof before coming to a stop. There were no arrest made after this morning’s attempt. Police are saying that they believed several suspects were involved and have yet to release any major details about the incident as of yet.
Thieves have been using vehicles from the lot, to smash through the security gate to get multiple vehicles out of the lot at the same time. This has happened recently when some Dodge Charger SRT HELLCATs were stolen from the lot, a Durango was used in the theft of six Dodge Durango SRT models and a new 2019 Ram 1500 was used in the most recent incident earlier this month before crashing at the end of the street, just a few hundred feet from the security gate entrance. In the theft earlier this month, two teenagers were caught braking into the lot as well as another adult male who was caught driving one of the stolen vehicles.
We are still waiting to hear more details about the thefts from early this morning. Stay tuned to MoparInsiders.com for more information.