(North Olmsted) – Some clever car thieves got away with an expensive sports car from a dealership on Lorain Road.
Bernie Moreno Companies says the three men were able to steal a used Porsche from the company’s Mercedes Benz dealership with some deception.
The men asked a sales rep if they could have the key to the Porsche, saying they wanted to hear and feel the engine. They then returned a key to the sales rep. Later that night, the Porsche was driven off the lot.
According to Bernie Moreno Companies, the three men kept the car’s real key, and gave a duplicate, non-working Porsche key to the sales rep.
The dealership is offering at $10,000 reward to find the thieves. Bernie Moreno Companies says they will now install GPS tracking devices on the cars on their lot.
This is the same dealership that, a couple of weeks ago, was hit by about $100,000 in vandalism when a number of luxury cars were keyed.
(Photo courtesy Bernie Moreno Companies)