Police are looking for at least two teens they say stole two Porsche SUVs from the company’s North America headquarters in Hapeville.
The teens entered the headquarters Jan. 16 and stole the cars just as a delivery driver was unloading them onto the lot, Channel 2 Action News reported. The SUVs were reportedly worth $200,000.
As the driver unloaded the cars, one of the teens got inside of the truck, grabbed keys to a few of the unloaded cars before he and a few others took off in a black Porsche Cayenne Turbo, police said.
Not long after the teens left the scene in the stolen car, police say they drove back and stole another one – this time a white Porsche Macan Turbo, Channel 2 reported.
“They actually drove, made a U-turn and came back to the location,” Hapeville police spokeswoman Adrea Boyes told the news station. The teens nearly hit the delivery driver as they were driving away with the second stolen SUV.
East Point police chased after the cars, but ended it shortly after for safety reasons, Channel 2 reported. The alleged thieves got up to 100 mph during the chase.
Days later, Atlanta police found the cars abandoned on a street. The Cayenne had damages to it, Channel 2 reported. Stolen knives, a gun holster and marijuana cigarette burns were found inside.
One of the teens filmed himself inside one of the cars bragging about stealing it and posted it onto Instagram, according to Channel 2.
“He was also boasting on social media that everyone was stealing Fords, and he's got a Porsche,” Boyes said.
Police took out arrest warrants on the suspect, whose name has not yet been released. They are still looking for at least two others connected to the crime.
Police aren’t yet sure if this was a planned car theft.
“It might have been an opportunity,” Boyes said, “and they saw what was going on.”
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