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Posted on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 10:01 a.m.

Thieves break windows in 5 vans to steal GPS units

By Julie Baker

A thief or thieves broke out the windows in five new vans parked in a car dealership lot and then stole the GPS units inside the vehicles.


The Cueter Chrysler Dealership is on Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office deputies responded Monday to the Cueter Chrysler Jeep Dodgedealership, 2448 Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti Township, for a report of several vehicle break-ins.

Deputies said the windows of five vans were smashed during the early morning hours. GPS units were reported stolen from the vehicles, which were parked in the dealership's parking lot.

No suspects have been identified.

If you have any information pertaining to these incidents call the confidential tip line at (734) 973-7711 or 1-800-SPEAK UP.

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Julie Baker can be reached at or at 734-623-2576.


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Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 5:49 p.m.

please catch them aapd please


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 2:01 a.m.

Not in AAPD jurisdiction!


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 8:09 p.m.

Not surprising.. Chyslers have been on top stolen cars for a while now because... alarm systens are not stock on their cars (maybe high end vehicles) a mechanic told me this when I was driving an 07 magnum, says just because you have a panic button doesn't mean you have and alarm. Wonder if these vans had alarms (probably not)? PS: probably the same guys who took the rims off the ford trucks last week down the street at Gene Butman..


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 1:20 a.m.

Actually, alarm systems are standard on just about every model that Chrysler offers. These vans had them and were still going off in the morning.

Thinking over here

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 5:03 p.m.

Are these built in GPSes?

Mr. Smith

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 5:33 p.m.

They were Navigation/ My GIG Radios.


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 3:24 p.m.

Sigh. Seems like an awful lot of break ins at businesses lately. Any security camera footage?


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 1:18 a.m.

Yes, the entire dealership has 24 hour surveillance video and that was turned over to the local authorities.


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 5:49 p.m.

Hmm, wonder if they are related... Thank you for the follow up!

Julie Baker

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 3:54 p.m.

Not that we know of (yet). There does seem to be a lot of smash-and-grab-type break-ins lately, like the Wolverine Grill in downtown Ypsi ( and the second this year at the Ellsworth Radio Shack ( Those were at buildings, but the thieves still broke windows.