Another vehicle was stripped of its most vulnerable parts — all four wheels and tires — and left on cinderblocks.
According to police, someone stole the wheels off of a black, 2009 Mazda CX-9 parked in the Mercedes-Benz of Fort Washington lot between Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following morning.
The wheels are silver OEM 10-spoke alloy; wrapped around them were Goodyear Eagle RS tires; the estimated cost of the wheels and tires is between $2,000 and $2,800.
The Mazda was owned by the dealership.
This is the third local vehicle to have its wheels stolen during August.
According to police, someone stole the wheels and tires off of a black 2013 Dodge Charger with Pennsylvania tags parked at the Best Western Hotel parking lot in Fort Washington between Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. and Aug. 10 at about 5 a.m.
The vehicle, which was owned by Enterprise Rental-A-Car, was stripped of its wheels and left on soda crates, with the lug nuts on the ground below the axles. The person renting the car said he believed that the car was locked after he had parked it; nothing else was taken.
Also, someone stripped the wheels off of a black, late-model Hyundai Sonata parked in the Enterprise-Rent-A-Car lot on Bethlehem Pike in Springfield Township sometime last week. According to a clerk, it was the only car that had its wheels stolen.
The Sonata was left sitting on its front brake rotors while the middle of the car was supported by what appeared to be milk crates.