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9 cars, dozens of key fobs stolen from Alfa Romeo dealership in Strongsville

2 stolen cars now recovered
Posted at 9:29 AM, Jan 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-04 12:02:34-05

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Nine vehicles and dozens of key fobs were stolen from the Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealership in Strongsville early Tuesday morning in a brazen theft by at least four individuals seen on camera breaking into the building, according to a news release and report from Strongsville Police.

At about 5:20 a.m., emergency dispatch received a call from the manager of the dealership about possible vehicle thefts, the release states.

Police were dispatched to the dealership at 11800 Pearl Road and found the garage door window at the rear of the building had been broken out, providing access to the building, officials stated.

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Police on scene of the Strongsville dealership.

A review of video recordings showed four unknown individuals wearing dark-colored hooded clothing, masks and gloves. They located key fobs and removed up to five vehicles, police said.

“We have a lot more video that will be looked at. We’re going to look at every video camera we have in the city to see if we can draw any kind of area of direction,” said Strongsville Police Chief Mark Fender..

Raw surveillance video footage of 4 individuals burglarizing a Strongsville dealership

According to the police report, the entire key fob container, which contained about 60 key fobs, was ransacked.

Strongsville Police initially reported that five vehicles had been stolen. An update late Tuesday morning upped that number to seven. In another update Tuesday afternoon, authorities said nine vehicles were stolen, but two had since been recovered. On Wednesday, authorities said four cars remain missing.

Additionally, a Jeep Trailhawk that was initially reported missing was not stolen.

Below is information on the vehicles stolen and still missing:

  • 2021 Lexus LC500 convertible, maroon with a tan top
  • BMW X3 M, silver in color
  • Cadillac CTS, black in color
  • BMW M5, grey in color

Below are photos of five of the stolen vehicles, posted to Facebook by the Strongsville Police Department:

One of the vehicles stolen from the Alfa Romeo dealership in Strongsville.
One of the vehicles stolen from the Alfa Romeo dealership in Strongsville.

According to the dealership’s website, the vehicles are together worth more than $331,000.

The police report states that several of the vehicles’ GPS monitors pinged to locations in Cleveland and Brooklyn — those police departments were alerted to the thefts, but the officers were unable to locate the vehicles when they checked those locations.

Strongsville Police responded to Kerruish Park in the Lee-Miles neighborhood of Cleveland after Cleveland Police found seven GPS units, several dealer tags and a key fob in the parking lot, according to police.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bertz at 440-580-3248.

This is the second brazen theft of luxury vehicles in recent weeks; on Dec. 19, three high-end vehicles were stolen from the showroom floor of a dealership in Chardon.

Watch our report on those thefts below:

3 high-end cars stolen from showroom floor of Chardon dealership

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