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Camaros Stolen From GM Plant, Suspects Released From Custody

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May 4, 2022—Multiple Camaros were stolen from the General Motors plant in Lansing, Michigan on Monday, resulting in the arrest of nine individuals who have since been released from custody.

According to WILX 10, the Michigan State Police were alerted of the theft as the suspects fled in the stolen Camaros. Their response to the crime resulted in a multi-agency pursuit that included police from several local posts, Livingston County Deputies, canine units and even a helicopter.

“The stolen vehicles had separated into two groups consisting of two to four cars each,” Michigan State Police wrote in a statement, according to WILX 10. “Each group was being pursued by multiple agencies.”

The chase ultimately resulted in arrests. 

“One of the groups crashed on I-96 near Kensington Road, with suspects fleeing on foot,” Michigan State Police wrote. “Nine suspects were taken into custody. The other group separated, with some exiting at Grand River Avenue and others on northbound M-5.”

In an update, WILX 10 reported that the arrested individuals had all been released from jail as of Tuesday, May 3. 

“All suspects have been released from jail pending further investigation per Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office,” Michigan State Police told WILX 10. 

Approximately seven Camaros were stolen on Monday. The Camaros were being stored in a parking lot at the plant awaiting microchip installation.

“We are cooperating with local law enforcement to recover stolen vehicles from GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant,” General Motors officials wrote, according to WILX10. “We’ll be enhancing our security at the plant and surrounding parking lots.”

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