CHICAGO (CBS) — Thieves sped away in multiple high-end vehicles, after breaking into a BMW dealership warehouse in Goose Island early Thursday.
Police recovered the stolen BMWs about a mile away.
Four BMWs were taken from the Perillo BMW warehouse in the 1300 block of North North Branch Street around midnight, according to police. Thieves smashed a large window to get inside, found the keys to four cars, and drove off.
A few hours later, the cars were found abandoned in a parking lot near Augusta Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue, less than a mile away in Noble Square.
The thieves didn’t remove any parts from the cars, which were not damaged.
The Polish Museum of America has a surveillance camera pointing at the lot, but officials there would not release the video, which they have handed over to police.
Perillo BMW declined to comment on the theft.
It was at least the second incident of stolen cars at a luxury dealership in the Chicago area in less than a week.
On Friday, thieves broke into the Mazda Autobarn in Evanston, and stole four BMWs and a Porsche. All the cars were located later that day with the help of GPS trackers.
No one was in custody Thursday morning for either of the incidents.