Several vehicles stolen from Huntsville dealership service departments recently


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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police say they are investigating vehicle thefts at two Huntsville dealerships, and each break-in happened within the past few weeks.

Zack Penney, the Vice President and General Manager of Bill Penney Toyota in Huntsville, has confirmed that some vehicles were stolen sometime Friday night or Saturday morning from the service department. HPD investigators believe 5 were taken from the service department at this dealership.

Penney says thieves broke into the service area and took some keys to customers' cars.

He wanted to reassure us that customers were being taken care of the best they can while police investigate.

"This is the first time we have had a instance like this in as long as I can remember," says Penney. "We are working with the HPD and our customers to try and assist in whatever way possible."

Penney says he has spoken with other new car dealers in Huntsville to make them aware of what has happened, and the dealership has offered loaner vehicles to customers who are impacted.

Meanwhile, HPD has recovered three of the vehicles stolen from Bill Penney Toyota.

Investigators say at least one vehicle was also taken from University Kia. WHNT News 19 has contacted this dealership for comment, but we have not yet heard back.

Police are still interviewing people, said Sgt. Jonathan Ware, in order to determine who is responsible. No arrests have yet been made.

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