30 Vehicles Damaged In North Carolina Honda Dealer Wheel Heist

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More than 30 vehicles were damaged at a North Carolina Honda dealership as thieves looked to steal car jacks, wheels and tires.

Automotive News reports that the unidentified thieves shattered the passenger windows of a number of Hondas on Monday night, retrieving the wheel lock keys and removing the wheels of three Accord Sports and one Honda Pilot.

Speaking to the media, chief of communications for the Union County Sheriff's Office Tony Underwood said that it appeared the thieves stole the jacks for further attacks. “It appears the entire motivation was to gain the equipment to facilitate more larceny and they wanted to get the lug nuts so they could remove the tires,” Underwood said.

The Metro Honda dealership in Union County does not have surveillance cameras, and while the used-car lot across the street does, authorities haven't been able to find any useful footage.

“We're just comparing notes with other agencies who may have some information on other thefts in the area to see if they're in any way connected,” said Underwood.

Photo credits: Union County Sheriff's Office/Facebook