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Looters Raid FCA Dealership Driving Off With Hellcats, Burn AMG GT In Mercedes Showroom

At least two showrooms were targeted and vandalized in California’s Bay Area.

Chaos erupted across the Bay Area in California over the weekend as civil unrest over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, turned into widespread looting.

Update: San Leandro Rioters Stole 50 Cars From FCA Dealer, Including Nearly Every $80k Hellcat

In San Leandro, one of the largest suburban towns in Alameda County, rioters ransacked an FCA dealership, with videos posted on social media showing individuals doing burnouts and driving off with a number of vehicles, including aat least two Dodge Challenger Hellcats, a Dodge Charger Widebody and a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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The dealership in question is the ‘San Leandro Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM SRT’ located on Marina Boulevard.

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While some videos shared on Instagram show looters driving off the dealer parking lot and into an adjacent road, it’s not known at this point if the Dodge and Jeep vehicles were stolen purely for a quick joyride only to be abandoned later on the road or if they will be broken down for parts.

 

Aerial footage from an NBC Bay Area chopper that looks to have been shot after the rioters dispersed shows the destruction left behind with several broken windows on the showroom and damaged vehicles on the parking lot.

Aerial footage shows damage at a Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in San Leandro. http://nbcbay.com/sPn2Ret

Posted by NBC Bay Area on Sunday, May 31, 2020

In another instance in the Bay Area, someone allegedly even went as far as to steal a police horse – or at least that’s what the Instagram user claimed.

Following the unrest across the area, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory on Sunday night warning all residents to stay at home.

“All Alameda County residents are advised to stay home due to the civil unrest reported throughout Alameda County and the greater East Bay Area,” read the advisory. “Unless personal travel is necessary, we are recommending residents stay home due to the high number of police actions. Currently there are multiple reports of large, mobile groups of rioters and looters traveling throughout the East Bay Area.”

Mercedes-Benz Dealership Vandalized, AMG GT Burned In Oakland

Other dealerships have also appeared to have been hit in the Bay Area including ‘Mercedes-Benz of Oakland’ at 29th and Broadway on Saturday night, May 30, 2020. Social media videos show looters setting an AMG GT Coupe on fire while other vehicles were broken into and vandalized causing thousands of dollars in damages.

On Monday, the Mercedes Oakland dealership posted a video on Facebook showing their employees cleaning up the showroom and stating that “Our family is rebuilding. We are a part of the community”

Our family is rebuilding. We are a part of the community. #protectoakland

Posted by Mercedes-Benz of Oakland on Saturday, May 30, 2020


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