NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) â More than a dozen stolen vehicles have been recovered from a location believed to be a chop shop for the DFW area.
On August 3 detectives from the Dallas Sheriffâs North Texas Auto Theft Task Force (NTATTF) and the Seagoville Police Department recovered a total of 17 vehicles from a warehouse in the 2500 block of North Highway 175 in the Seagoville.READ MORE: Big Cowboys Win Means Massive Shopping Spree For Some
Officials say the majority of the vehicles found were Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks and full sized SUVâs that had been reported stolen from Coppell, Dallas, Desoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, Mesquite, and Waxahachie.
In addition to the stolen vehicles, miscellaneous stolen parts including tailgates, vehicle doors, tires and bumpers — from vehicles no longer at the warehouse — were also found.READ MORE: Fall Allergy Season Has Arrived In North Texas
The value of the vehicles recovered is about $700,000.
It was just 24 hours before the stolen trucks were found when Seagoville police received information that a stolen vehicle, reported out of Dallas, was at the location. After getting help from the NTATTF, detectives went to the location but found no one inside.MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Officers Looking For Animal Cruelty Suspect Who Abandoned Puppy
The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is urged to contact the Dallas Sheriffâs Office North Texas Auto Theft Task Force at 214-653-3430.