Thieves break into 2 local car dealerships

Posted at 6:12 AM, May 18, 2016

GREENFIELD -- Just two days after thieves stole seven cars from John Amato Hyundai on 76th Street and Dean in Milwaukee, two more local locations have been hit.

Greenfield police said a group of men broke through a window on the south end of Braeger Ford near 27th Street and Plainfield Avenue early Wednesday. The suspects got away with at least one black vehicle.

Officials said officers located the vehicle and pursued it north on 27th Street, but stopped near West Oklahoma because speeds got up to 100 mph.

About an hour later, Milwaukee police said three cars were stolen from the Russ Darrow Honda near 91st and Brown Deer.

Officials also said a passing vehicle was hit, injuring a driver, while the suspects were fleeing.

There has been a rash of break-ins in Milwaukee County.

Captain Andra Williams with the Milwaukee Police Department said most of the time the thieves are kids.

Three teens have been caught after Monday's robbery. Williams said two of them are just 14-years-old.

"They take the cars and joy ride them around, and they leave them abandoned a lot of the time," WIlliams said. "Responsible parents should always know where your kid is, especially at four or five in the morning."

No arrests have been made in the last two break-ins.