SEAGOVILLE – A tip about a stolen vehicle led detectives from the Dallas Sheriff’s North Texas Auto Theft Task Force (NTATTF) and the Seagoville Police Department to a warehouse in Seagoville that was allegedly being used as a “chop shop” for stolen vehicles.
Law enforcement officials raided the warehouse at approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and recovered 17 stolen vehicles and other stolen parts worth nearly $700,000.
The majority of vehicles in the warehouse were Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks, and full-size SUVs reported stolen in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
A “chop shop” is a location that illegally disassembles stolen motor vehicles and sells their parts. “Chop shops” are often linked to car theft rings and are usually part of an organized crime enterprise.
No suspects were located at the warehouse, and no arrests have been made.