Rare Classic Car, Trailer Stolen from New Baltimore Auto Parts Store
New Baltimore police said Monday they would like to question two "persons of interest" in the case.
A 1937 European car and a 30-foot double axle enclosed trailer were snatched around 10:50 p.m. Thursday from a New Baltimore auto parts business on 23 Mile Road, police said Monday.
Investigators are seeking two "persons of interest" in the case for questioning because they were in the area around the time of the theft at Richard Auto Parts, New Baltimore Police Chief Tim Wiley said.
Those individuals—a man and woman believed to be 25-35 years old—were seen on surveillance images at the Valero Gas Station next to the auto parts business. They are believed to be driving a dark-colored 2000-06 Ford F-250 or F-350 with chrome running boards and a Tonneau cover over the bed, Wiley said.
The trailer is worth about $10,000 and the purple and silver 1937 Fiat Topolino inside it is valued at about $5,000. The trailer was parked in a storage lot behind the building at the 35000 block of 23 Mile, he said.
“It was on the property and obviously there was some amount of accessibility that made it easier for someone to take," he said.
Police have not determined it to be an inside job, but they have questioned the auto parts owner about past workers, including anyone who may have been recently terminated and may have had knowledge of the vehicles, the chief said of the early stages in the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call New Baltimore police at 586-725-2181 or Crime Stoppers at 800-773-2587. See images of the people of interest, suspected vehicle and stolen items accompanied with this story.