Car heist leaves Porsche dealership seven cars short

Published: Sep. 30, 2014 at 8:43 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2014 at 12:24 AM CDT
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(WMC) - "Gone in Sixty Seconds" is a movie about car thieves. But a real-life theft played out in about the same amount of time Tuesday morning at Gossett Porsche on Covington Pike.

"My son and my brother ran into my office and told me we had a problem at our new Porsche store," said owner Al Gossett.

Seven cars were driven off the lot by a well-organized crew, including five Panameras and two 911 coupes.

"Whoever got them knew exactly where to go," said Gossett.

Gossett gave WMC Action News 5 an exclusive look at the dealership's key security system.

"It'll tell us everybody who took the key out, when they took the key out," said Gossett.

However, the crooks entered the gleaming new showroom after the service department opened and before most sales staff arrived. They bypassed the secure key machine and broke into an area where hundreds of spare sets are kept with owners manuals.

"You couldn't have just gone in here and found these seven cars without having been in here, or somebody told you," said Gossett.

'Be on the lookout' alerts were transmitted by police by the end of the morning. Gossett fears these apparent professionals may try and ship the cars overseas.

"A $100,000 car could bring $200,000 over there," said Gossett.

Gossett says the stolen cars are covered by insurance, but he hates to think one of his employees may be involved.

If you have any information that could with the investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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