Thief steals four cars out of dealership garage

Chris Ramirez
August 11, 2017 10:24 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The more criminals eye Albuquerque businesses as targets, the bigger those targets become. On Thursday night, it was a large dealership in the city that fell victim to one brazen criminal.


On any given night at the Galles Chevrolet on Lomas Boulevard, there are a handful of vehicles that remain in the garage overnight – cars that will continue to be worked on the next day.

Instead, those cars were stolen; four of them driven out of the garage and down the road one-by-one, in a heist carried out by a sole suspect who was caught on camera.

The criminal also made off with thousands of dollars’ worth of tools, and even spent time going through filing cabinets in the office.

“It’s pretty devastating on everyone. I think anger is an understatement," said John Labezz, service manager at the dealership. 

Albuquerque police say three of the four vehicles belonged to customers getting their car serviced, and at least one of them has since been recovered using a Lowjack anti-theft device.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man to call (505) 242-COPS. 


Chris Ramirez

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