Unified Police recover 1 of 7 Mercedes-Benz autos stolen from Utah dealership

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, Dec. 9, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police officials on Saturday recovered one of several Mercedes stolen from a dealership more than a week earlier.

UPD Lt. Brian Lohrke told Gephardt Daily that an officer checking license plates spotted the stolen car near a hotel at 5683 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville, the address of Extended Stay America.

The car was unoccupied when found, Lohrke said, adding that the investigation was ongoing, and he was not aware of any arrests made.

According to scanner information, with this recovery, only of five one stolen Mercedes taken remains outstanding.

Lohrke said the vehicles were taken from Access Auto, a used-car dealership at 3960 S. State St., Millcreek.

Although details are incomplete, this luxury car theft from a dealership appears to mirror one on Nov. 24 in South Salt Lake. A Tesla dealership was hit in that case, and three men and one woman were arrested the same day.

Upon apprehension, two of the men told officers their name was Tesla, and the woman said she was given the car by a man named Tesla.

“They didn’t even know Tesla was the name of the car,” Sgt. Gary Keller, South Salt Lake Police Department, told Gephardt Daily at the time.


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