At least three suspects broke into a Toyota dealership in the Inner Richmond on Saturday, ransacked the office, and made off with three used cars worth about $150,000. All three cars were later found abandoned in the Bayview and the Sunnydale housing projects.
The break-in happened just before 1 a.m. on Saturday, and the suspects smashed a window and made a mess of the offices at San Francisco Toyota at 3800 Geary Boulevard in their hunt for the keys to the stolen vehicles. The group made off with an Audi S5, a Range Rover, and a Lexus RC.
Neighbors reported hearing a loud commotion at the dealership, including ramming the gate to exit the parking lot, as the Examiner explains. The neighbors then called police, who then arrived by 1 a.m. (This implies that there was no security alarm tied to a police response, though that is unclear.)
All three vehicles had GPS tracking devices in them, and this appears just to have been an elaborate joy-ride situation. With help from the dealership, police tracked the Audi and the Lexus to the Bayview, where they were abandoned, and found the Range Rover Monday morning in the vicinity of Sunnydale housing projects.
It's unclear if there was surveillance video of the incident, or if police have any leads on suspects. No arrests have been announced.