Two Detroit-based chop shops were busted last week, according to local WJBK, which reports six were arrested in the bust.
One of the suspects is said to likely have been responsible for the handful of cars that had gone missing during the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise; one, Papa John’s iconic Chevrolet Camaro, and the others being a 1966 C2 Corvette and 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle.
We reported on all three cars after they had gone missing. Papa John’s CEO, John Schnatter, had his Camaro recovered at an abandoned Detroit residence, while the 1966 Corvette and 1966 Chevelle remain missing.
“Just from the looks of things, preliminarily it appears to be quite a few thefts. We’ve also obtained video evidence from other thefts, where the people in vehicles that we’re looking for have been part of those thefts,” said Sgt. Jonathan Parnell of the Detroit Police Department’s auto theft task force.
Police believe that’s not all, however. The two chop shops may also have been responsible for other thefts outside of Detroit, including the Dearborn area.
“We think this is not just something dealing with the Dream Cruise, but something that Dearborn has been experiencing as well, with thefts within the Ford lot and all of their surrounding facilities within Dearborn,” added Sgt. Parnell.