Stolen Porsches recovered in Cobb, one stolen again

Thieves stole seven Porsche luxury sports cars from a Memphis dealership last week, and two were later recovered from a Cobb County apartment complex, police said.

But wait, there’s more.

The two cars recovered in Cobb were towed to an Austell impound lot, where one was stolen a second time before the owners could arrive from Tennessee to retrieve their vehicles.

WHBQ-TV in Memphis reported that the thieves broke into Gossett Porsche in Memphis early on Sept. 30, stole the keys to seven vehicles and were driving the Porsches off the lot when employees arrived to work at about 8:30 a.m.

Five of the stolen cars were later recovered in Memphis, leading to four arrests.

About 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, Cobb officers were called to the Riverside Apartments near Austell to check two Porsches that did not belong in the complex, Cobb police spokesman Mike Bowman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Officers arrived and checked both the tag number and VIN and confirmed that they were stolen out of Tennessee,” Bowman said.

He said the two Porsches were impounded, and one was later stolen a second time from Henson’s Wrecker Service in Austell.

Al Gossett, owner of the Memphis dealership, told The Commercial Appeal in Memphis that security video showed that two men cut through the fence of the Austell impound lot, stole the Porsche Panamera and drove it through the fence.

“They probably tore the car up pretty good,” Gossett told the newspaper.