Like a scene out of the Fast & Furious 5, car thieves broke into the Ram Truck plant parking lot (in Warren, Michigan), chopped the security fence and blasted out of the parking lot, through the fence. The thieves drove a stolen 2003 Ram pickup (they must love Rams) to the security fence, avoided security and managed to drive off right under the security’s noses. They escaped heading south on Mound Road.
Only one truck was recovered about three miles away. Apparently, it ran out of gas. As of this publishing, no suspects have been named and no arrests have been made.
“FCA US is working with the Warren Police Department regarding the theft of several Ram Trucks,” the company said in a statement to the Detroit Free Press. “The company will be assessing security measures at the location and implementing any necessary changes to prevent future incidents.”
At first, the higher-ups at FCA had a hard time figuring out which vehicles were taken. It took a full day to find the VINs and discover what make, model and color each vehicle is. This issue gave the thieves a great deal of time to make their escape.
If you have any information about this incident or the possible whereabouts of the vehicles, contact your local police department or the Warren Police Department.
One part of this strikes us as odd; knowing the location of the keys, correct places to enter, knowing where to avoid video cameras and guard location smacks of an inside job – doesn’t it? Taking these trucks from the factory, before their Lojack system is operational is either brilliant or lucky too. What do you think?
Editor’s note: we drove a new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel to Moab, Utah for a first drive review with full permission from Ram Trucks.
By the way, in Fast & Furious 5, they ripped off a bunch of Dodge Chargers from a police department parking area. Life imitates art – no?