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Thieves stealing car wheels in Columbia

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A wheel stolen from a car (Credit: KMOV) A wheel stolen from a car (Credit: KMOV)
COLUMBIA, Ill. ( -

Thieves in the Metro East stole tires right off of cars this month.

Monday, Dec. 18, Columbia, Illinois officers were called to a car dealership on Admiral Weinel Blvd. after tires were taken from two vehicles. Police found a 2017 Dodge Charger with all four wheels and tires missing. The officers also discovered a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was hit too. They believe the theft happened sometime between the close of business on Dec. 16 and the dealership opening on Dec. 18.

Tuesday, Dec. 26, police responded to another call of wheels stolen. This one on Old State Route 3, where police said thieves took the tires off at 2013 Mercedes.  

Recently, St. Louis County Police investigated wheel thefts and stated that it’s been a crime trend.

Both departments are asking anyone who sees suspicious activity to call them. 

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