5 luxury cars stolen from Libertyville dealership – Chicago Tribune
Five cars collectively valued at more than $205,000 were stolen from a Libertyville dealership Sunday night and later were involved in a high-speed chase in Wisconsin, according to Libertyville police officials.
Dispatchers received tips at 11:20 p.m. from motorists who reported seeing cars leaving a dealership in the 900 block of South Milwaukee Avenue at dangerous speeds and without headlights, according to a Libertyville police news release.
Lt. Bill Kinast said Libertyville officers could not locate the five cars before they entered Interstate 94. A short time later, the Racine County Sheriff’s office called saying a vehicle owned by Gregory Infiniti dealership was involved in a police chase.
The chase resulted in a crash and the individuals fled on foot but have not been apprehended, Kinast said.
The stolen cars include a 2016 Infiniti QX60 valued at $47,058, a 2016 Infiniti Q70 valued at $50,357, a 2016 Infiniti Q50 valued at $47,058, a 2015 Infiniti Q50 valued at $42,425, and a 2013 Infiniti G37 valued at $18,551, according to the release.
Four of the cars displayed dealer license plates and one displayed a temporary Wisconsin license plate, Kinast said.
Sunday’s heist comes after six cars were stolen on Feb. 13 from an Infinity dealership in Clarendon Hills four BMWs and a Porsche were stolen Feb. 3 from the Autobarn Mazda in Evanston and five luxury cars were stolen in late January from a Mercedes dealership in Glencoe.
“Ours is very similar in that this happened very late at night and they broke into the service area and took cars from the service area,” Kinast said.
However, Kinast said Libertyville has not reached out to the other police agencies yet. He said investigators are still collecting evidence.
So far, police do not have video footage from the Libertyville dealership. Kinast said his team is examining the camera system with company employees. He said employees did not report any suspicious activity at any point prior to the burglary.
Aside from the cars, the only other damage was the broken door at the service department entrance, Kinast said.