This past weekend, over $85,000 worth of wheels and tires were stolen from an Edmonton-area Ford dealership, along with a few break-ins and theft of interior pieces, all on Harley-Davidson and King Ranch special edition trucks.
In what was clearly a co-ordinated attack, the trucks were all jacked up, their wheels stolen, then set back down on wooden blocks. Authorities have reportedly not ruled out the possibility that someone on staff was involved.
Regardless of your opinions on the vehicles involved, it’s hard not to be disgusted at this display of greed and criminality. The vehicles belong to the dealership, not to Ford Canada, so the loss will be felt by the tiny dealership itself and their insurance, not by the larger parent company. $85,000 is not an insignificant sum, even to a dealership, and this criminal act has likely eliminated (or at least decreased) the possibility of a Christmas bonus for the staff.
Photos of some of the victimized vehicles below.