Five vehicles were stolen from the Bettenhausen Automotive car dealership in Tinley Park Friday night, the thieves breaking a window to get into the building and the police giving chase all the way to Interstate 57, Tinley Park police said.
The incident occurred about 11:20 p.m. when five people broke into the 8355 W. 159th St. business and each left in a car or SUV, police said in a news release.
Officers were able to recover one vehicle when the driver abandoned it on 159th Street and got into one of the other stolen vehicles, the release said. They attempted to pull the other cars over near 159th Street and Pulaski Road, but the drivers refused and were last seen driving northbound on Interstate 57, the release said.
The stolen vehicles were a blue 2013 Dodge Charger, a blue 2015 Dodge Charger, a white 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a black 2015 Chrysler 200.
The incident is similar to car thefts that have been occurring in recent weeks in Chicago and all over the suburbs, including Naperville, Libertyville and Evanston.
Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call the Tinley Park Police Department at 708-532-9111.
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