Guns, Illegal Drugs and Vin-Switched Cars: LVMPD Arrests 28 Suspects Linked to Auto Theft Ring

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — In a news conference on Monday, Las Vegas police said 28 arrests were made in connection with an auto theft ring across Clark County.

According to LVMPD Captain Shane Womack of the Theft Crimes Bureau, authorities made "many, many arrests" in connection with profit-based auto thefts in the Las Vegas Valley.

Womack said that at the end of 2020, police launched an investigation into a VIN-switching operation which came to a head June 18 regarding a search warrant served in the Spring Valley area.

In partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau and task force members from Arizona and California, police were able to apprehend more than a dozen suspects, some of whom fled state lines.

Read the full article. KVVU-TV, Ashley Casper, June 21, 2021

NICB assisted the investigation.