NEW YORK Law enforcement officials have uncovered an
alleged vehicle theft ring operating out of an Illinois
scrapyard that has so far netted five stolen cars and $300,000
worth of stolen china, the Illinois State Police said Feb. 11.
Following an investigation, officers stopped a tractor-trailer
leaving Granite City-based Scrap Solutions and found two stolen
vehicles inside the trailer, according to a release. Agents
then searched the Scrap Solutions yard Feb. 7 and recovered
three more stolen vehicles and the tableware.
No arrests have been made and the investigation continues.
The Illinois State Polices Metro East Auto Theft Task
Force, the St. Louis Police Departments Anti-Crime Unit,
the St. Louis County Police Department, the Madison County
Sheriffs Department, the Granite City Police Department,
and officials from the Madison County Environmental Enforcement
and Madison County Zoning agencies aided in the investigation.
The police could not be reached for comment.