Vehicles Stolen from Dundee Dealership, Believed to be Part of Auto Theft Team


Dundee, MI – The Village of Dundee Police Department reports that two stolen vehicles were recovered after a high-speed pursuit early Monday morning…and their thefts may have a Lenawee County connection. A Dundee Police Officer attempted to stop the gray Dodge Durango sport utility vehicles for various traffic and reckless driving violations in the village.

Both vehicles fled the traffic stop, and entered southbound US-23. The Officer pursued both vehicles during very light traffic as they continued in excess of 100mph. Both vehicles exited at Exit 5 and headed west on US-223. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Michigan State Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers were en route to assist.

While on US-223, approximately one mile west of US-23, one of the vehicles appeared to run out of gas and the other vehicle abruptly stopped. Both drivers, one of which was described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with slim build and wearing black sweatpants and a black shirt took off running into a field.

After a thorough search, the subjects were not found. Both vehicles were recovered and both contained physical evidence, which is being processed.

Law enforcement officers checked the Williams Brothers Jeep-Dodge-Chrysler dealership on Ann Arbor Road and found the building secure, but management confirmed that vehicles were missing and stolen,

A third Durango was found abandoned nearby. Investigators believe these thefts are being conducted by an organized auto theft team. Monday’s recovered vehicles are likely connected to similar thefts in Adrian over the weekend and several other locations throughout Michigan and Ohio.

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