More Kent County car dealerships burglarized Monday

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A rash of auto dealership break-ins continued in metro Grand Rapids Monday night, frustrating both dealers and police.

At least three stolen vehicles, two BMWs and an Infiniti were found abandoned outside a commercial business and an alleyway off of Evergreen Street SE east of Eastern Avenue SE Tuesday morning.

More 28th Street dealerships may have been targeted.

Scott Hoek, relationship manager at Infiniti of Grand Rapids says burglars broke into the dealership sometime after closing Monday.

“Three individuals, we were able to see them on the camera with masks, broke through the front of our building, smashed through the glass,” Hoek said. “And instead of putting up the garage door to drive it out, they literally drove through the garage door.”

They got the keys to one lease return in the lot and a new vehicle inside the dealership.

“Building damage, waste of time. It’s just not a whole lot of fun,” Hoek said.

Vehicles were also taken from Berger Cheverolet and Toyota of Grand Rapids. The Toyota dealership was broken into last night and over the weekend.

With large inventories on their lots, most dealers have to go through inventory lists to figure out what was taken.

Monday night’s break-ins followed at least six from over the weekend in Plainfield Township, Grand Rapids and Kentwood. One suspect is in custody.

Kentwood police told News 8 on Monday…

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