Stolen vehicles scheduled to be shipped overseas recovered by Edmonton police

Edmonton police’s Targeted Response to Auto Theft Prevention (TRAP) team says it has recently recovered six vehicles that were stolen from various locations across Alberta.

EPS says on Saturday, officers received a tip that a new 2024 Dodge Ram Rebel truck, which had ben reported stolen from an Edmonton dealership, was found in a nearby shipping yard.

When officers arrived at the yard near 218 Street and 115 Avenue, they found the truck and five other new and used vehicles: a 2024 Ram 1500 Longhorn; a 2023 Ford F150 FX4; a 2023 Ford F150 Platinum Vehicle; a 2021 Toyota Highlander that was stolen from Calgary; and a 2019 Cadillac Escalade that was also stolen from Calgary.

All six vehicles are reportedly worth $485,000 in total, according to EPS.

Police say an additional search warrant has confirmed that all six vehicles had been re-vinned and registered with cloned VINs.

Four of the vehicles had been stolen from dealership lots, and all six were reportedly going to be shipped overseas.

“Our investigation suggests that these stolen vehicles were going to be shipped and sold to customers overseas,” said Sgt. Ian Strom, of EPS TRAP Team 2. “The investigation is still ongoing at this time, as we continue to try and identify the suspects involved.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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