500 charges filed after multi-state task force recovers over 100 stolen luxury vehicles valued at $11.5 million: CMPD

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A total of 500 state felony charges have been filed on several suspects in connection to a prevalent luxury vehicle theft ring that operated in the Carolinas and several other states, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced on Thursday.

CMPD announced that in April 2023 they launched their Stolen Car And Recovery Law Enforcement Team (SCARLET) to address an increasingly alarming trend of luxury car thefts from dealerships and homes across Mecklenburg County.

Luxury vehicles that had also been reported stolen from other areas were being found in the Charlotte area ‘at a much higher rate,’ CMPD explained.

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