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Police investigate break-ins at car dealerships in Greenfield, Milwaukee: “Hurts the bottom line”

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GREENFIELD -- Police are investigating another round of break-ins at Milwaukee-area car dealerships. Three separate break-ins occurred early Wednesday morning, May 18th.

The first break-in occurred around 4:00 a.m. at the Braeger Ford dealership near 27th and Plainfield in Greenfield.

Braeger Ford dealership near 27th and Plainfield in Greenfield

Braeger Ford dealership near 27th and Plainfield in Greenfield

"Officers were called by a security company to the Braeger dealership on South 27th Street in our city for a report there were suspicious people in the parking lot," Sgt. Chris Deglopper with the Greenfield Police Department said.

Police said one car was stolen -- and that vehicle was recovered in Milwaukee, near 27th and Capitol later on Wednesday.

Braeger Ford dealership near 27th and Plainfield in Greenfield

Braeger Ford dealership near 27th and Plainfield in Greenfield

Vehicle stolen from dealership in Greenfield recovered in Milwaukee

Vehicle stolen from dealership in Greenfield recovered in Milwaukee

Police are still looking for the suspects. Police say they appeared to be juveniles.

"I dont know why these juvenile are targeting these auto dealerships, but we, as well as other jurisdictions are well aware of this and actually have special patrols out. We would love to catch them," Sgt. Deglopper said.

The second break-in happened at Diamond Jims Carriage Auto Mart near 97th and Greenfield.

Diamond Jims Carriage Auto Mart

Diamond Jims Carriage Auto Mart

Travis Dowhen

Travis Dowhen

"Walked up to the front door and the front door was kicked in," Travis Dowhen said. "It hurts the bottom line."

Dowhen said because of so many recent break-ins involving dealerships, they were prepared.

Diamond Jims Carriage Auto Mart

Diamond Jims Carriage Auto Mart

"We're a small dealership -- so we decided it makes a little more sense for us to take all of our keys home. Gives them no opportunity to steal cars from us," Dowhen said.

The third break-in was reported at the Russ Darrow dealership near 91st and Brown Deer in Milwaukee.

Windows were smashed out at this business shortly after 5:00 a.m.

Police say three cars were stolen.

Russ Darrow dealership near 91st and Brown Deer

Russ Darrow dealership near 91st and Brown Deer

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

9 comments

  • Opinion8d

    Ahhh, Nothing to worry about -Mayor Barrett assures us all this okay……just some kids getting in their test rides.

      • Opinion8d

        Still can’t believe he was reelected!! Things continue to go from bad to worse, and he does absolutely nothing!!

    • Michael Neils

      He will keep being re-elected because the voters who voted him in like his feel-good all is great in Milwaukee here’s your free stuff and a slap on the wrist if you commit a crime ’cause you had a poor childhood. You need to remember THAT # of voters are more then the hardworking common sense # of voters. It sucks.

  • Klaatu

    Keep dishing out hugs and participation awards instead of time in a correctional institution for the offenders. It’s worked well so far, ya think?

  • USMC GRUNT 0311, AUTHOR OF SARCASM

    Mayor McCheese is a joke, piss poor leadership skills, and it shows.

  • Liberal

    Business owners can afford to give a little to the community. Just some kids wanting what the rich kids have had handed to them. Don’t blame them one bit. The government should be furnishing the poor with vehicles anyways. These impoverished kids deserve the same rights and material possessions as the Nancy North shores.

  • Wilson

    Problem: wanna be thugs breaking into car dealerships and stealing cars.

    Solution: hire armed security and place them into dealership after hours with orders to shoot and kill wanna be thugs!!

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