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Two vintage cars stolen from Puyallup warehouse

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm with 15 Comments »
August 10, 2012 1:30 pm

Two vintage cars were stolen this week from a Puyallup warehouse and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating them.

Someone broke into a warehouse near 162nd Street and Meridian East sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday and stole the cars, which are each valued at more than $150,000.

Stolen were a blue 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2-door hardtop coupe and a dark gray 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 2-door hardtop with black racing stripes.

“I want to get my babies back,” said owner Gary Tucci. “They’re very high-end… I mean, they were perfect. They were tough to lose.”

The Corvette was purchased last year at the Barrett-Jackson auction, which is billed as “the world’s greatest collector car auctions.” It sold for $115,500. Tucci bought the Chevelle three years ago from a private collector in Arizona.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of the suspects.

Anonymous tips can be made to 253-591-5959.

 

Leave a comment Comments → 15
  1. Sounds like “Gone in 60 Seconds”.

  2. gonefishin69690 says:

    Actually, some crackheads will probably part them out for $200.00 worth of scrap iron, so they can get high another couple days. This is just way too sad!

  3. fanciladi says:

    Very SAD…if they were worth so much I’m wondering why there weren’t cameras or other security on this warehouse. Neither of those security items were mentioned…but, maybe there was. I don’t have that much $$$ to spend on these cars, but if I did, I’d have spent more to secure them…

    Total shame….feel bad for the owner…… :(

  4. Mandatory to install LOJACK! Car could have been found all the way in England! My Dad has vintage cars one was stolen, found in 5 minutes after LOJACK was activated!

  5. fanciladi says:

    BORG7…sounds like that would have been a great investment for this owner. Seems someone into old and/or desireable cars would know about that.

  6. No doubt fanci! All of my collector friends have LOJACK installed; their cars are not close to his $100,000 +; common sense 101!

  7. I wonder how much they were insured for!

  8. RegisteringFool says:

    Of course we should all do our civil duty, but does anybody think that a $1000 reward is a bit chintzy?

  9. MadTaxpayer says:

    More like in an ocean going container heading for Russia.

  10. Cars are really important to America considering how much damage
    they do, aren’t they?

  11. Irritated says:

    Lol, I was pretty offended by the $1k “award” too. Maybe ol Mr. Collector should kick in a couple of his own dollars.

  12. buddyandelliott says:

    Like it was already said, Gone in 60 seconds, currently residing an a container marked “golf carts” or something innocent headed overseas.

  13. Sroldguy says:

    “A $6,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to charges against those responsible.”
    http://tinyurl.com/8aq36mu

    The Vice President of the National Electrical Contractors Association doesn’t have an alarm system on his toy storage warehouse? Amazing!

  14. Irritated says:

    Suspicious, if you ask me…

  15. Alaska47 says:

    What happened to my comment?

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