A brand-new 2023 Chevy Camaro was recovered this week shortly after being stolen at a railyard in Shreveport, Louisiana.
According to a recent report from local ABC news affiliate KTBS-TV, the stolen Chevy Camaro was one of five vehicles stolen from the Union Pacific railyard on Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in west Shreveport. The thefts occurred around 1 a.m. local time Monday morning. The grey 2023 Chevy Camaro was recovered by late Monday afternoon with the help of the onboard OnStar system, which remotely located and disabled the vehicle after it was reported stolen.
Caddo sheriff’s deputies located the stolen Chevy Camaro at the Centre Crossing Apartments on Centre Drive near Financial Plaza, and was subsequently fingerprinted and processed.
According to the KTBS report, the five stolen vehicles included the 2023 Chevy Camaro already mentioned, as well as two 2023 Dodge Chargers, a Dodge Challenger, and a truck. The report did not specify the make and model of the truck, but did indicate that the thieves used it to ram the facility gate, then abandoned the truck once the cars were out.
One of the Dodge Chargers was spotted when police arrived at the scene. The driver, however, managed to get away. Investigators indicate that at least five individuals are believed to have been involved.
It’s currently unknown how the thieves managed to enter the facility, as it is fenced and topped with barbed wire. Additionally, security was on duty at the time of the incident.
KTBS cites an unidentified source in divulging that crime at the facility has been an ongoing issue, with an estimated seven to eight break-ins occurring at the location this year alone. Crime was not an issue prior to this year’s string of break-ins. The Union Pacific railyard serves as a location where cars are offloaded from trains and transported to local dealerships for sale.
The report also indicates that, like the Chevy Camaro, the other stolen vehicles will be totaled if recovered, accounting for a loss of roughly $200,000.