Multiple Kent County car dealerships broken into

Kent County

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating a string of break-ins at car dealership around the Grand Rapids area overnight.

Grand Rapid Police Department Public Information Officer Raul Alvarez said around 6 a.m. Thursday authorities received a report of an alarm at Pfeiffer Lincoln, located on 28th Street SE near Breton Road SE.

A window to one of the service garage doors was broken into, but it’s unknown at this time if any vehicles were stolen.

Authorities are also investigating reports of four other break-ins at the following car dealerships overnight:

  • Used Car Motor Mall of Grand Rapids on 28th Street SE near the intersection of Eastern Avenue SE in Grand Rapids.
  • Keller Ford on Alpine Avenue NW near the intersection of North Center Drive NW in Walker.
  • Betten Imports on 28th Street SE near the intersection of Kraft Avenue SE in Cascade Township
  • Prestige Imports West Michigan on 28th Street SE between Breton Road SE and Shaffer Avenue SE in Kentwood.

There have been a slew of burglaries at West Michigan dealerships stretching back to at least May. In June alone, more than 50 vehicles were taken from Kent and Ottawa county dealerships. Some of the stolen vehicles are later used in smash-and-grabs at places like cellphone stores.

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