Five vehicles stolen from Evanston car dealership

Nora Shelly, City Editor

Five cars were stolen from a car dealership in south Evanston early Friday morning, police said.

Evanston police were dispatched to the dealership in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue just after midnight over complaints of several loud individuals in the alley, according to a news release.

When the officers arrived on the scene, they did not find anyone in the alley but found a glass door broken at the dealership and an overhead bay door open. There was no one in the dealership at the time, but found an office inside had been broken into and an unoccupied vehicle left running inside. According to the news release, video from the dealership showed six individuals entering the dealership.

Chicago Police Department officer notified EPD that they recovered two unoccupied BMW vehicles near Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park, the news release said. Managers at the dealership later confirmed five vehicles were stolen in the incident.

Four were recovered in Chicago, with one white 2013 BMW X3 still missing as of Friday afternoon.

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