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Ford Mustang Coupes Once Again Stolen From Flat Rock Assembly Plant

With automotive theft on the rise all across the U.S., thieves are becoming more and more brazen and taking on more and more risk. In fact, in recent months, those unsavory types have stolen wheels from numerous Ford performance vehicles in Michigan, as well as four brand new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coupes that were stolen directly from the Flat Rock Assembly plant back in December. Now, thieves have once again made off with four or five Ford Mustang coupes from the Flat Rock plant, according to Fox 2 News in Detroit.

This time around, the thieves made off with the group of Ford Mustang coupes at around 3:20 am, but police were able to catch up to at least some of them. One person is currently in custody, while police managed to recover three of the pony cars, though it’s currently unclear how many people were involved, as well as how many cars they actually got away with.

Flat Rock Police immediately contacted the Detroit Regional Communications Center when the cars were stolen, which in turn notified a number of surrounding departments. Shortly afterward, Woodhaven Police happened upon a group of Mustangs at a gas station, but those folks quickly fled. Police opted not to chase after the suspects, instead tracking their movements from that point. However, a Shelby GT500 among the group ran out of gas on I-96, at which point the driver was apprehended and taken into custody.

Two more Mustangs were later found abandoned – both with no gas in their collective tanks, as the thieves were presumably interrupted before they could fill up – on I-75 near Livernois and in Warren. Both of those cars were also GT500s, and the three recovered models were taken in as evidence as this investigation is currently ongoing.

We’ll have more on the Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. J

    Easy to steal of course, UNLIKE the GT350 for obvious reasons. Most young thieves don’t know how to drive manuals.

    1. Scoutdude

      Well my F250 is still in my possession thanks to its manual transmission. They popped the door lock and forced the ignition but apparently couldn’t get it to start since they didn’t know you needed to have the clutch pedal depressed to make it start.

  2. Joe

    Great security Ford has at the plant. How is this going to help the customer experience Farley is talking about when you tell them their car was stolen. Must be a great place to live too.

  3. Mark B

    If this keeps up, I guess the value of our Mustangs could continue to rise! “So sought after…they’re worth stealing!

  4. Bob

    The grill design now starting to resemble Lexis !! Looks awful, rethink your designs Ford .

  5. martin

    inside job…. apparently plant staff are not paid enough

  6. Rick

    The thieves abandoned them because they could not afford gas, ironic, isn’t it?

  7. JohnP

    I had 32 years at a Ford Plant never heard of anything like that , but then we had Security 24/7 365 that actually watched the camera’s and made their rounds . Sound like they knew when and where the best vehicles where parked , inside help ?

  8. Nke

    I think u got an inside job going on there with stuff like that going missing huh

  9. Al Brooks

    Guards, Dogs, Guns, and Exit Spikes, Disable the units. There has to be a way to deter criminals without killing them.


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