Burlington dealership offering reward in dramatic car heist

- A dramatic car heist was caught on camera in Burlington County, New Jersey.

"My first time seeing the video it was just unbelievable. It was just like watching a movie," said John Broderick as he describes the height of a car heist from a Burlington dealership.

"He drove the truck through our doors and then sped off," said Broderick. He’s the General Manager of Burlington Chevrolet on Route 130.

"I've been here 20 years and never had to deal with that before," he said. It happened around one o’clock Sunday morning.  A camera shows the man throw a rock through a service door window then run off to wait about 15 minutes for a cleaning crew inside to leave before making his move in through the broken window. He made off with a customer's lifted 2017 Chevy Silverado in for service.

"There were several vehicles in with the keys in them, in service and locked inside. We had a cleaning crew here at the time that he broke the window which is why the alarm wasn't set," said Broderick who also says once security realized the man wasn't part of the cleaning crew because he was still there after they left, they called police but it was too late.  The alarm went off and the suspect blew through the doors and hit the road.  The damaged truck was found later Sunday morning in an industrial park in Camden.

"We want him to be caught. Obviously, we have a responsibility to our customer and  the community to make sure a guy like this isn't on the streets," said Broderick.  The dealership is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Damage to the building and truck is estimated around $50,000.

 

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