Luxury Auto Theft Ring Uncovered
Police have put a stop to a massive luxury car theft ring. The elaborate scam targeted rental cars, and in an investigation yesterday police recovered more than $250,000 in stolen vehicles from an undisclosed warehouse somewhere in North Dade.
"These are high-end vehicles, so they're worth a lot of money. This vehicle right here is worth over $30,000. If they were to sell it for half the price overseas it would be pure profit," an undercover Miami-Dade Police detective told WSVN.
The plot involved renting cars from local luxury rentals companies with a fake ID, and then creating fake titles to sell the cars oversees.
Police recovered a Mercedes SUV, a 2010 BMW X5 and an Audi SUV. [WSVN]
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