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Race cars stolen from Michigan auto shop found in Ohio and returned to owners

WESTLAND, MI – A handful of race cars stolen earlier this week from a Westland auto shop have been recovered and returned to their owners after being found in Toledo, Ohio. According to Fox 2 Detroit, one of the owners of the vehicles, Mark Blaha says he never thought he would see the cars again after they were stolen on Monday night.

However, after posting photos of the cars online, Blaha says he was contacted by a group in Toledo that works with police to find stolen vehicles. It is not known exactly where the vehicles were recovered, but damage was caused to high-end cars. No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

The search for the cars began when Blaha learned that a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2006 Ford Mustang and 2016 Chevy Camaro were missing from locked trailers at Magnuson Superchargers on Executive Drive in Westland. Blaha owns two of the cars while the third is owned by a Blaha customer.

The cars are worth between $400,000 and $500,000 according to Blaha.

The suspects in the case were caught on surveillance video at a nearby business stealing catalytic converters and looting a trailer full of tools.

Although the cars were damaged, Blaha says he can fix them and is in the process of upgrading his safety equipment.


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