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Recent String Of New Ford Thefts May Be Inside Jobs

A rash of new Ford thefts have plagued The Blue Oval for well over a year now, with numerous examples of multiple models being stolen directly from the automaker’s storage lots. Most recently, this included at least a dozen new 2022 Ford Mustang coupes taken from a parking lot in Woodhaven across from the Flat Rock Assembly plant – the second time in a week that particular site had been hit at the time. However, at least one person believes that this may be an inside job.

“The north side’s backed up to a rail yard,” Woodhaven Police Chief Scott Fraczek told the Michigan News Network. “Rail yards are unprotected, and then where they dump the trailers, the rail cars to offload the cars, they can come in that way all they want. They used to come in and they’d cut the fence. Now they’re coming in from a direction we don’t know and they don’t cut the fence.” When asked if Fraczek believes that these thefts were an inside job, he replied “It’s what it sounds like. You’ve got to know what you’re looking for when you get in there.”

Thieves actually returned to the same lot once again this past week, stealing another 12-15 Mustangs, while just two have been recovered by police thus far. This is far from the first time The Blue Oval has been targeted, however.

To date, the list of new Ford thefts that have occurred on company-owned lots includes higher-trim levels of the Ford F-150 such as the Raptor and even the brand new Raptor R, a number of Ford Bronco SUVs – one of which led police on a wild chase – a Ford Mustang Mach-E EV crossover, a handful of Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator crossovers, and four Shelby GT500 models.

We’ll have more on this ongoing crime wave 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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Comments

  1. Alexander

    Yeah, if my company was that incompetent at preventing theft, I would take advantage of it too. I just don’t understand how a company as large as Ford and with as many resources as Ford could make it so easy for people to steal a whole car.

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    1. Michael J Genzale

      So your saying your honest just as long as you’d be caught, otherwise you’d commit a crime.
      The face of many Americans today.

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  2. BADIH JOHN MAJDALANI

    So now Recall Motors has to worry about employee theft, there’s a chance these employees may never be caught.

    Reply
  3. Tim

    Wow what a breakthrough, many of us said this long time ago. What kind of investigation are they doing, you start at the center and work out just what are these clowns doing?

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  4. Joe

    Wouldn’t it pay to have cameras and security watching these lots?

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  5. John Coviello

    Hey guy’s, patent writers don’t get paid for doing security checks.

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  6. Nathan Noel

    WHY NOT FOLLOW THE THE GPS IN THE CARS. iT MIGHT BE TIME TO DO SOME BACK GROUND SECURITY CHECKS ON EMPLOYES WORKING THE CAR LOTS. FORD NEEDS TO BRING IN SOME OUTSIDE PEOPLE TO DO THE SECURITY ON THE LOTS. THE LOCALS HAVE TO MANY OUTSIDE FRIENDS WHO NEED TO MAKE A BUCK STRIPPING CARS.

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  7. Ron Bearden

    You need the Peaky Blinders to watch over the yard.

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  8. Randy Mesch

    This isn’t just a FMC problem. Last week Chevy list two Camaros to two teen thieves. They hacked the door lock codes and one guy crashed the car inside the storage lot, the other got out thru a hole in the fence but crashed a few blocks away.

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    1. James

      Good the Camaros are junk anyway

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  9. GENARO CORONADO BONILLA

    Sooner or later Michigan ‘ s police investigation will take its toll for good : I am pretty confident.. Rememeber ; “crime does not pay”. For sure some surveillance duties are not being brought about as they should to.

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  10. JohnP

    I worked in a Ford Plant for 32 years , some people would walk off with anything that wasn’t nailed down . The plant manager should secure the products produced or give up the job . I’ll bet you well find out it’s people on the inside giving information to the outside on where and when the choice rides will be , quick an simple . There’s no security , the area is fenced , put a few Big Dogs in to the watch the vehicles , cheap an simple ,they just want a pound of flesh .

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  11. David Alan Murray

    What about portable tamper proof ( alarm sounding ) and signal transmitting ignition interlocks?

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  12. Estin

    The sad state of the U.S. We can’t.

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  13. Ratty

    I cannot believe Ford has no guards. It definitely is an inside job starting at the Corporate offices.

    Reply
  14. James

    Shoot on site security

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