NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
According to CID Commander, Captain Justin Lovvorn, in July the Greenville Police Department received a call from Greenville Motor Company in reference to a theft occurring the night before.
During the theft two sets of rims and tires were stolen from two separate vehicles on their lot.
According to Lovvorn the vehicles had been jacked up and left on blocks with the tires and rims removed. Investigators arrived on scene and collected several items of evidence left behind by the suspect(s).
On Aug. 12, GPD officers found three more vehicles at Greenville Motor Company that had the tires and rims stolen off them and were also left on blocks. Investigators once again arrived on scene and collected more evidence.
The evidence obtained is being processed and hopefully police will be able to identify a suspect. Investigators have not ruled out the fact someone local may have committed this crime, however investigators have received information that would suggest the crimes could be related to a large ring of individuals who have been committing similar crimes throughout the state.
Investigators are working with other agencies who have had similar thefts in recent months in order to compare evidence and information to see if it is related.
GPD asks that anyone who may have been in the area of Greenville Motor Company on the listed dates and may have seen someone on the lot or a vehicle that was out of place to please call and pass that information on to investigators. The contact number is 334-382-7461.
The total value of rims and tires that were taken on the two separate days is $10,500.