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Thieves ransack Automotive Solutions repair shop in Salt Lake City

Vehicles, keys, titles and tools stolen
Posted at 11:41 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 13:41:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The owner of Automotive Solutions in Salt Lake City is still counting his losses after a very unpleasant Easter surprise.

A gang of brazen thieves spent Saturday night and Sunday morning ransacking his dealership.

Paul Goff says besides not practicing safe, social distancing, these thieves basically wiped him out.

They started inside the building taking keys, titles and dealer plates as well as tools from his mechanics.

Then they focused on the car lot.

"Then they started stealing the vehicles, so they got about 12 vehicles that day, including my tow truck, Goff said. "All throughout the night plus the morning, they came back. They went for drinks, they came back all Sunday morning and didn’t leave till probably just before noon.”

Goff says the stolen tow truck is bright yellow and it had a white, Ford F250 pick up truck on the back of it so he believes that will stand out.

“It’s tough to hide a dozen cars and a tow truck at somebody’s house so obviously this is going somewhere, industrial area maybe, I don’t know.”

There are at least six suspects, including the driver, five of them could be seen getting out of a white Volkswagen.

Goff is now working with Salt Lake police to try and identify the suspects and hopefully recover his vehicles.

If you know who they are or have any information about this call Salt Lake Police, 801-799-3000.