Thieves target tires at auto dealership

A crucial component of vehicles disappeared over the weekend at a Spring Lake Township auto sales lot.
Becky Vargo
Jul 1, 2013


Thieves jacked up six vehicles on the lot at Draeger Motor Sales and took the tires and rims overnight Sunday.

Owner Larry Draeger estimated the missing parts and pieces are valued at $20,000.

Draeger is located at 15015 Cleveland St.

Get the full story in Tuesday's Tribune.




At least they were neat about the lug nuts......


$20K for 24 wheels and tires? Hmmmm, good insurance policy I guess (hope?).

Yes I know; the thieves also damaged the underbody/transmission as well with their "balancing" act while removing the wheels.

Another interesting thing to note are the brake rotors. The BMW may have been test driven that day. The Ford? Maybe a week or so ago....

Nice observation by "ghresident" too... neat laying of the lug nuts. These guys (or girls) obviously had time and didn't seem to be a rushed. theft.

Doesn't matter how neat or slow these thieves were, it sucks that it is getting risky to leave anything valuable out in the open and unprotected.

Or is it just another summertime thing??


It is sad that we have to watch one of our long time business owners suffer because of people stealing. Especially when there is a OCS sub station just down the road. It takes time to do something like this. Way to be on the lookout OCS....


You're the lookout!


GH...It was what came to mind at the time.


Why do people steal?!?! GET A JOB! Just bc it's there doesn't mean you are entiteled to it. Leave your hands off it!! You didn't work for it to own it so you have no right to touch it!!


Sorry to hear this Larry. Spring Lake is a great community and justice will be served! Someone knows something... and the truth always comes to light!


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