Gone in 10 minutes! Former business partner led mob into his old Brazilian dealership where they fled with 12 luxury vehicles
- A flash-mob led by the former partner of a used car dealership in Brazil was able to drive off with 12 luxury cars Monday afternoon
- The group was able to subdue at least 10 people, including the owner, and forced a salesperson to give up all of the car keys
- Police were able to recover half of the vehicles within four hours of the robbery because the cars had tracking devices attached
Authorities have recovered six of the 12 luxury vehicles that were stolen during a flash-mob robbery at a car dealership in northeastern Brazil.
Surveillance camera captured the moment the mob drove up to Urban Motors in Fortaleza, Ceará, on Monday afternoon and sped off a fleet of cars worth approximately $192,000.
A former business partner of the used car dealership reportedly led the suspects into the business, where they subdued at least 10 people, including the owner, according to Brazilian news outlet O Povo.
Lucio Augusto, a lawyer for Urban Motors, revealed that a salesperson was parking the vehicles in the courtyard when he was cornered by the thieves and forced to give up the keys to the cars.
Brazilian authorities were able to locate six of the 12 high-end vehicles that were stolen Monday afternoon from Urban Motors, a used car dealership in Fortaleza, Brazil
Authorities said a former business partner of the Brazilian car dealership orchestrated the flash-mob robbery of 12 luxury vehicles on Monday afternoon. It took the police four hours to locate half of the vehicles. The rest were still missing as of Tuesday
Twelve luxury vehicles worth approximately $192,000 were stolen Monday afternoon from Urban Motors, a used car dealership in the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza
The suspects then went around making sure that the keys matched each of the vehicles.
‘They managed to get some car keys from that salesman and went out testing the keys, opening them, until they also managed to get other keys that were in another vehicle and then they made an escape’, Augusto said.
It took the suspects about 10 minutes to pull off the robbery.
The suspects arrived at the car dealership in Fortaleza, Brazil, crammed inside a pickup truck and were able to subdue a security and salesperson before they fled with 12 luxury cars
A lawyer for Urban Motors said that the thieves cornered a salesperson in the courtyard and forced him to give up all of the car keys
‘There was one car after another and they started honking and a lot of people trying to open the cars, so we started to realize that it was a robbery,’ Augusto said.
It took police about four hours to locate half of the cars because they were carrying tracking devices.
At least eight suspects were arrested in possession of the stolen vehicles.
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