It seems that FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) just can’t catch a break. As we announced back in December, the company had six brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawks stolen from their Jefferson North Assembly plant. It was announced that one was recovered however we never heard if the others were found. According to a press release by FCA, they stated “Additional security measures have been put in place at the plant to prevent any further incidents.”
Well, it looks like those security measures may not have been enough. On May 3rd, a security guard at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan called the police to report that eight brand new 2018 Ram trucks had been stolen from a storage lot on the premises. According to a report by The Detroit Free Press, a group of thieves arrived at the perimeter of the property driving a stolen 2003 Ram pickup. Somehow, they flew entirely under the radar as they cut a hole in the chain link fence and entered the property. They then stole the eight trucks, smashed through a gate and made off into the night with them.
As of the last update, six of the eight Rams have been recovered with various states of damage around the Detroit area. Three were found undamaged, one was found with front end damage, one was found with major damage and one was found completely stripped.