Thieves Steal 97 Cars During Lockdown in New Zealand

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A group of thieves broke into a Jucy Rentals parking lot, stealing 97 vehicles in total.

According to the BBC, a group of thieves cut through a fence of a Jucy Rentals parking lot in Auckland, New Zealand. They lifted the gate and began taking cars, stealing 97 vehicles in total.

Jucy Rentals chief executive Tim Alpe told the New Zealand Herald he believed the heist occurred on April 25. The New Zealand Herald reports the thieves stole unbranded Holden Captivas, Mazda 3s, and Suzuki Swifts along with some green and purple branded campervans.

Lockdown regulations have kept New Zealand's streets mostly empty. However, police were still patrolling when they began chasing a car that they believed looked suspicious.

The BBC reports that 85 of the 97 stolen cars have been found and returned to Jucy, and 29 individuals believed to be linked with the heist have been arrested.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Thieves break into parking lot
2. Models of cars stolen
3. Police follow a stolen vehicle
4. Cars returned to Jucy Rentals

VOICEOVER (in English):
"According to the BBC, a group of thieves cut through a fence of a Jucy Rentals parking lot in Auckland, New Zealand. They lifted the gate and began taking cars, stealing 97 vehicles in total. "

"Jucy Rentals chief executive Tim Alpe told the New Zealand Herald he believed the heist occurred on April 25. The New Zealand Herald reports the thieves stole unbranded Holden Captivas, Mazda 3s, and Suzuki Swifts along with some green and purple branded campervans."

"Lockdown regulations have kept New Zealand's streets mostly empty. However, police were still patrolling when they began chasing a car that they believed looked suspicious."

"The BBC reports that 85 of the 97 stolen cars have been found and returned to Jucy, and 29 individuals believed to be linked with the heist have been arrested."

SOURCES:
BBC, New Zealand Herald
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52555036
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12329501
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12327831&ref=art_readmore