Witness Chases Off Wheel Cover Thieves at Great Deals on Wheels


A man reportedly chased off suspects who had been attempting to steal the chrome wheel center covers off of a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado that was parked on the sales lot at Great Deals on Wheels. According to the police report, officers spoke with the witness who told them he walked into the car lot and observed a male underneath the truck and two other males taking the center cap covers off the chrome wheels. There was a fourth suspect that was hidden behind another vehicle, and he ran off when spotted by the witness.

The startled suspects reportedly fled down a nearby alleyway. The witness was able to recover three of the four chrome wheel covers, though one was stolen by suspects. The suspects were described as all wearing hooded sweatshirts with the hood up, and appeared to be 20 to 25 years old. Two of the suspects were white males and one was a black male. One of the white males had a long goatee type beard, with a mustache and facial hair.

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