Thieves Steal Cars From Hayward Dealership

By Lisa Fernandez and Dave Elkinson
|  Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013  |  Updated 7:49 AM PDT
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Thieves broke into a Hayward auto dealership and made off with about a dozen used cars. Kim Tere reports.

Thieves broke into a Hayward auto dealership and made off with about a dozen used cars. Kim Tere reports.

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The car dealers at Auto World Motors in Hayward entered their workplace on Monday to find that more than a dozen used cars - some of them BMWs, Jaguars and Mercedes Benz's - had been ripped off from their Hayward place of business.

David Zazai told NBC Bay Area that based on video surveillance, about four thieves broke into the dealership on Mission Boulevard about 1:30 a.m., by smashing windows and doors and breaking inside.

Then, the suspects broke a lock box to take all the keys before making off with between 12 to 15 cars. Some of the cars didn't have gas inside, Zazai said, and those vehicles were found dumped on city streets nearby. He estimated that about $200,000 of inventory was taken. By Monday afternoon, at least one Audi had been recovered.

The other cars are nowhere to be found, Zazai said, but based on the security camera footage and police work, he is pretty sure the car thieves will be found.

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