A Dallas area woman was left dumbfounded after she had two different C7 Corvette vehicles stolen from her apartment’s locked parking area within a 90-day period.
Melissa Anderson told local NBC affiliate NBC DFW that she had her Torch Red C7 Corvette Z06 stolen from her apartment’s parking garage in February. She then replaced the vehicle with a second C7 Corvette Z06, which was also stolen from the same locked parking garage earlier this month.
“This has been the most expensive mistake I’ve ever made in my life, having over 180k in cars stolen in less than 90 days,” Anderson told the news station.
Anderson believes thieves, potentially part of an organized crime ring, have been targeting the parking garage of her apartment building for high-value auto thefts.
“It’s a target, there is an organized crime operation when it comes to auto thefts and burglary when it comes to this building,” she added.
Dallas police told NBC DFW they are currently investigating the thefts of Anderson’s two C7 Corvette Z06s. Police also said there have been a total of 10 motor vehicle thefts from the parking garage at Anderson’s apartment in recent months.
It’s not clear how thieves were able to steal Anderson’s two Corvettes or what measures she took to prevent the second theft. She said she had a locked car cover on the vehicle after the first example was stolen, but evidently, this wasn’t enough to deter the perpetrators.
While the standard OnStar satellite security system in the C7 Corvette Z06 could theoretically be used to help recover Anderson’s vehicles, thieves now have ways of disabling the anti-theft tracking software enabled by the technology.
Unfortunately for Anderson, used Corvette prices have jumped dramatically in the past year, so she may find it difficult to replace her C7 Corvette for the third time without spending a little more than usual.