Bold thieves spend 4 hours stealing wheels at car dealership

TYLER, TEXAS — Thieves broke into a car dealership in Texas and stole the wheels and tires off nearly 50 cars and trucks.

Police say the thieves entered the dealership through a secure gate and then cut the lights, before using jacks and blocks to steal 196 wheels and tires off 48 new trucks, SUVs, and cars.

Employees say it took the thieves four hours to get the 250-thousand-dollars' worth of parts.

Officers believe they're professionals who travel from city to city, hitting different dealerships.

"By all the methods that they used, it usually indicates they're in a professional ring. They'll kind of hit them randomly. They just came through Tyler and hit us," said Officer Don Martin of the Tyler Police Department.