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Thieves strip wheels from truck on car lot

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By Kate Darnell

It will be hard to drive one 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche off the H.A. Jones car lot.

It has no wheels.

“We have thefts,” said manager Yogi Brown Monday afternoon. “Every car lot has thefts.”

When salesman Ollie Taylor went to work Monday morning, he found the Avalanche resting on concrete blocks, without wheels.

“We’ve never had this happen,” said Brown, noting that often spare tires and radios are stolen from the vehicles.

Brown said the tires, worth $1,000 each, will be covered by the car dealership’s insurance.

“These were the most expensive rims on the lot and they knew it,” Brown said. “...This is just one of them things.”

Brown said the dealership suffered two to three thefts in the last 12 years, and credited the Cynthiana Police Department for keeping that number low.

Taylor said he believes the tire thefts occurred late Sunday night, into early Monday morning.