The trucks have yet to be found, and it might still be a while. Warren Police Department Commissioner Bill Dwyer told Detroit Free Press that they haven’t received any tips on the vehicles. “We have absolutely nothing,” said Dwyer. “Why aren’t they calling me? We can’t do an investigation if they’re not working with us.” They’re still waiting on FCA to give them a list of the trucks’ VINs and colors, as well as an exact number instead of the current estimate of 9 to 11.
Dwyer said that the heist “was well-planned,” and that the vehicles have probably been taken to a pre-arranged location such as a warehouse. It was likely part of an order for stolen truck, but it’s not clear if a crime ring or syndicate is involved. “We’re calling it the mass order business,” Dwyer said, noting that this type of theft “is a statewide issue.”
As such, anyone with any information is encouraged to reach out to Warren police. They can be reached at 586-574-4877, and Detroit Free Press reports the department is offering a reward around $1,000 for info leading to recovery of vehicles and arrest of criminals. Another option for providing information related to the theft is HEAT, Michigan’s organization to “help eliminate auto theft.” The organization can be reached at 1-800-242-HEAT. The HEAT website also notes that tips leading toward the arrest of thieves can yield a reward of up to $1,000.
“It has been my experience that when you offer these rewards, people come forward,” said Dwyer. “Money talks.”