Thieves Swipe $1.2 Million Worth The Cars In Heist At Alabama Dealership

Includes Keys For Over 330 Cars and 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170...

In a daring heist reminiscent of Hollywood movies, a gang of car thieves struck a dealership in Arab, Alabama, leaving with a haul valued at a staggering $1.2 million. Their target? An array of luxury vehicles, including a limited edition 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170.

2023 Dodge Challenger in front of North Country CDJR. (North Country CDJR).

The thieves precisely executed their plan, breaking into the North Country Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, and Ford dealership in the dead of night. Armed with a rock, they shattered a window, gaining entry into the premises. Once inside, they swiftly bypassed the dealership’s security measures, which included an extensive camera system and alarms.

General Manager Greg Anthony described the scene with astonishment, stating, “In more than 30 years in the business, I’ve never seen a theft so sophisticated. Not this big, nothing to the magnitude of this.”

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170. (North Country CDJR).

The perpetrators wasted no time neutralizing the surveillance system, disabling cameras, and erasing hours of footage to cover their tracks. Their next move was equally audacious—accessing the dealership’s key safe. Using a laptop, they cracked the safe and absconded with over 330 keys, unlocking the gateway to a fleet of luxury cars.

With keyless entry and start features in modern vehicles, the thieves had a seamless means of commandeering the cars. They simply approached each vehicle, unlocked it, and started the engines, making off with eight vehicles, including the Demon 170.

This latest incident adds to a string of car thefts in Alabama, with dealerships falling prey to the schemes of criminal syndicates. Earlier in the year, a similar theft saw thieves driving off with luxury vehicles, only to be thwarted by their lack of familiarity with the technology, as evidenced by a stranded convertible with its top down in freezing temperatures.

As investigators work tirelessly to unravel the complexities of this brazen automotive heist, there have been promising developments. Two of the stolen vehicles, a Jeep® Wagoneer and a Ford Bronco Raptor, have been successfully recovered, offering a glimmer of hope amidst the turmoil.

Meanwhile, the dealership has taken to social media to announce a generous reward of $10,000 for any information leading to the recovery of the remaining missing keys. 

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Sorry, this was inside job of someone either aided these fools, or employee was involved. No different the idiots who stole 30 million dollars from a Federal Reserve Warehouse in LA. Eventually they will be caught.

There were three new Ram trucks that was stolen over a weekend at our local dealership. How did they recover these vehicles in one day? UConnect TRACKER!

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I traded my Challenger for a Mustang last year that is 2 years newer and has more horsepower. My insurance premium went DOWN, not up. Stories like this are why. Insurance companies have picked up on the fact that the Dodge cars are a #1 theft target.

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