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Louisville Police say three thieves stole more than 40 cars within a few weeks

Louisville Police say three thieves stole more than 40 cars in the space of just a few weeks.  And the victims received more bad news Thursday.

The victims learned they won't be getting their cars back because they were all taken to a salvage yard.

In July, David Moss walked outside to have his morning coffee and noticed something was missing -- his car.  "It kind of took me for a loop....I called the police immediately."

The 1989 Poniac 6000 was parked outside his home on South 16th Street in west Louisville.

2nd Division Detective Matt Crouch says Ross' car was one of more than 40 late-model cars stolen between June and August.  They were, "Mid 80s -- from 80s to the early 90s GM-style cars."

Last week, Det. Crouch arrested 22-year-old Samuel Marshall, 19-year-old Arron Nolan, and a juvenile, and charged them with receiving stolen property.

Police say the suspects sold the cars at Grade A Allstar Salvage Yard on Grade Lane.  Det. Crouch says, "Between all three of them, it was about a car a day.  Sometimes they were taking two or three of them out there a day."

But employees at Grade A eventually became suspicious and called police.  Det. Crouch syas, "They were usually taking them, the same day the cars were stolen was usually the same day these three suspects were taking the cars and selling them to the salvage yard."

That's unfortunate for the victims because once the car is sold to the salvage yard, it's crushed.  And so is David Moss after hearing what happened to his car:  "I'll have to pay for another vehicle because a crushed vehicle can't be used."

Detectives in the 2nd Division say there may be a few more suspects in this case.

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