Breeden Dodge Burglarized Overnight; Car, Cash Stolen

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police are investigating a burglary at a local auto dealership overnight.

Breeden Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM at 5900 U.S. 71 Business in Fort Smith was burglarized sometime early Monday (Aug. 12), according to Fort Smith Police.

Police received the call about 6 a.m., but they aren't sure exactly when the burglary happened, said Aric Mitchell, public information officer for Fort Smith Police.

One car is missing, along with some cash that was in a drawer and car tags, Mitchell said.

Dean Pendergrass, manager at Breeden, says three people smashed the window on the garage door to get in.

An employee at the dealership told 5NEWS the stolen vehicle was a bright purple 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat model. Police say they crashed the stolen vehicle through the gate in order to get out.

"Breeden Dodge has been here since '71 at this location. We just really don't get broken into or vandalized," said Pendergrass. "We just don't have any problems, so it's kind of discouraging that somebody took advantage of us," Pendergrass said.

According to Breeden's website, the car was listed at $47,998.

  • Exterior color: Plum Crazy Pearlcoat
  • Interior Color: Black
  • VIN: 2C3CDZC91GH213310

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Smith Police at (479) 709-5100, or Fort Smith CRIMESTOPPERS at 790-TIPS. Your anonymous call could lead to a $1,000 reward.

This is a developing story. Stay with 5NEWS for updates.

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