CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – Burglars broke in and took a free ride at a Lou Fusz dealership. Detectives do not think it was an inside job. Lt. Jon Romas is a spokesman for Creve Coeur Police, “We got forced entry and other factors there that would lead me to an outside actor other than inside.”
Police say it happened at Lou Fusz Nissan Dealership at Olive and Lindbergh sometime between 11 pm Monday night and 5 am Tuesday morning. Thieves broke into the business through the service bay doors and then began ransacking offices looking for keys and key fobs to new, used or cars that were being serviced. They put all those key fobs through a work out.
Romas said, “A lot of keys were taken from the offices and we found those keys throughout the parking lot. They walked around the lot pressing the alarm button or a door button trying to locate the vehicles and trying to find out which one it was.”
The business has high definition surveillance cameras. Many dealers also park their cars in such a way as to act as security to keep the vehicles from being stolen.
“Typically dealerships do a good job of blocking those cars in by parking cars to block the lot. It’s difficult to take them that way and if they located a vehicle parked behind six others; obviously they can’t get it out,” Romas added.
It appears the thieves got away with five vehicles, all of them used.