152 key fobs allegedly stolen from southern Indiana auto auction
Thieves hit one of the biggest auto auctions in Kentuckiana.
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Thieves hit one of the biggest auto auctions in Kentuckiana. No cars were stolen, but three suspects have the keys to dozens of vehicles and possibly thousands of dollars.
It happened on July 31 at the Manheim Louisville Auto Auction on Highway 31 in Clarksville. Surveillance video shows all three men wearing ponchos.
"They walk around the parking lot until they see a car that they were interested in," said Det. McCutcheon with Clarksville Police. "They took approximately 152 key fobs from the cars."
Managers from the auction could not comment on camera, but police said the key fobs were from a wide range of cars.
"We believe, at this time, they're taking the keys to resale them," McCutcheon said.
Andy Hall, General Sales Manager at Craig and Landreth Auto Group, said the key fobs are still valuable even without the cars.
That's a large amount but it's a lot of money," he said. "They're expensive. They're like $80 to $400 maybe."
Hall said most dealerships keep the keys fobs locked up and will only do business with reputable companies. But the the suspects still have lots of options.
"Ebay (or) there would be some locksmith companies, I would imagine, that might buy key fobs," he said.
If you have any information about the suspects or stolen key fobs, you can call the Clarksville Police Department.
"We're going to catch up to them," McCutcheon said. "It's just a matter of time."
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