• Thieves with guns take 10 cars from Atlanta dealership, owner says

    By: Rikki Klaus

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    ATLANTA - Atlanta police are searching for more than half a dozen cars lifted from a local dealership. 

    It happened early Monday morning at Team Auto Sales on Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta. 

    Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus spoke to the dealership owner, Eric Mills, who estimates he lost almost $70,000 worth of inventory.

    There is also damage to cars still on the lot, including a Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Impala. 


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    Mills showed Klaus surveillance video captured Monday morning that shows two men climb through a shattered window, kick down an office door and point guns. 

    Mills said they stole car keys, stole nine cars and damaged two others. 

    Mills said one of the thieves crashed into an innocent driver's vehicle, which is how police got involved.

    “The assailant took one of my vehicles, hit that car, and ran before they got to the scene,” Mills said. "That’s a total loss because it crashed into another car. It damaged another car.”

    When Klaus arrived on the scene during Channel 2 Action News This Morning, police were still on the lot investigating. 

    The stolen vehicles range from a 2005 Hyundai Elantra to a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, Mills said.

    He said eight cars are still missing. 

    Mills says he plans to beef up security at the dealership.

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