Smash & grab thieves steal two new cars from a Collinsville dealership

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COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Smash and grab thieves target a Collinsville car dealership and steal at least two brand new cars from the lot. It happened at Jack Schmitt Ford/Lincoln on Vandalia.

Police say the suspects smashed in a window then found keys and went to work. Investigators say they stole a 2013 black Lincoln MKZ and a 2013 red Ford Escape.
Police say it happened sometime overnight.

They`re not sure how many suspects are involved but detectives tell us whoever did it is bold and brazen. Investigators say there is no surveillance video of the crime but they may be able to get some DNA evidence from the window fragments.

Collinsville Police will work with the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force on the case.