Thief tried to steal dozens of tires from car dealership in Massachusetts

Ocean Honda of Weymouth, where the incident occurred. —Google Maps

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say someone tried to steal dozens of tires from a Weymouth car dealership.

Police were called to Ocean Honda late Sunday night and found around 48 tires had been removed from 12 cars. The Patriot Ledger reports that several rims were also stolen and four cars had rear windows smashed.

Police recovered 44 tires and returned them to the dealership. A witness told police they saw the suspect run off on foot.

Police discovered several tires in a nearby minivan, as well as tires stacked at the dealership in what police believe was in preparation for them to be stolen. The van had a bent license plate in an attempt to obscure the plate number.

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Police are still investigating.

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Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com