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Detroit car thefts lead to Ohio arrests: report
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Stolen vehicles in Detroit are being sold for tens of thousands of dollars less than their actual value, according to authorities and court documents, leading to arrests.
A criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press shows Dodge muscle cars have been taken from Michigan dealerships and automakers, with thieves using cloned key fobs.
An Ohio-based theft ring was reportedly broken up after the robbery of a U.S. postal worker led authorities to connect several men to car thefts in the Detroit area.
The complaint said investigators found that Dodge Chargers, Challengers, Durangos and Ram pickup trucks worth up to $100,000 were turning up in Ohio, Indiana and East Coast shipping ports after being sold for $15,000.
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Some thieves were selling to buyers in other areas as well, using Instagram.