In a story apparently ripped from the pages of a Hollywood screenplay, a small convoy of Chevy Camaros was stolen from under GM’s nose and led police to chase across several Michigan townships. The robberies began Monday morning at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, where thieves stole seven Chevrolet-like modern muscle vehicles.
As Detroit Free Press The report said the stolen vehicles were heading for a larger Detroit area along I-96 when police chased them near Brighton. The team is divided into small groups of two to four cars, according to one Social media posts By the Metro Detroit Division of Michigan State Police.
As the Camaros moved rapidly through the townships of Lyon, Wixom, Novi, and Farmington Hills, local organizations with four different jurisdictions joined in the pursuit. Police said the speed was more than 100 miles per hour. Helicopters and drones were also called in to follow the vehicles.
One of the smaller groups on the I-96 crashed, police said. Spike strip was placed to stop another. In all, nine suspects have been taken into custody and five cameras have been recovered Detroit Free Press The report states that the five cars were valued at about 375,000, or $ 75,000 each. Fortunately, no passersby, law enforcement or suspects were injured.
This means they could be the ZL1 model, with prices starting at around $ 66,000 each. If so, it is surprising that the police caught them. The supercharged V8 produces 650 hp and wears many additional aerodynamic aids. It is considered to be the most powerful camera model, and probably the most powerful track weapon in the Big Three muscle car.
Surprisingly, this is not the first time a car has been stolen from GM’s Lansing plant. According to Free press, Police were especially prepared because of thefts from the factory in the last two years. The article states that an undisclosed number of cars were stolen in March, and cites a WILX-TV story that says at least three cars were stolen in August.
GM spokesman Dan Flores said: “We are working with local law enforcement to recover stolen vehicles from GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly plant. Detroit Free Press. “We will increase our security at the plant and nearby parking lots.”