Auto theft of 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat from 3613 North Harlem Avenue just south of Waveland Avenue in Chicago (SOURCE: Provided security video at the scene). YouTube Tips ⓘ
Chicago police are investigating an auto theft that occurred between 4:32 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in a commercial lot at United Tires, 3613 North Harlem Avenue in Chicago.
A crew of auto thieves arrived in three vehicles, and stole a dark gray or charcoal gray 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat at a commercial lot at United Tires. The auto thieves arrived in a white Jeep Cherokee, a red Dodge Challenger, and a white Audi Q5 SUV. The suspects in the white Jeep Cherokee and the red Dodge Challenger may have arrived together from the south on Harlem Avenue, but definitely entered north of the scened and traveled south in the parking lot. Later, the Audi Q5 driver passed the scene southbound on Harlem Avenue, then entered the lot south of the scene and traveled north in the parking lot.
UNITED TIRES is offering a $1000 reward for anyone who returns the vehicle to our premises “Utires Harlem store” at 3613 North Harlem Avenue in Chicago. The vehicle must be returned in the same condition as before the theft to claim the reward.
The timestamp in the video is about 25 minutes fast compared to actual time. Security video shows that two suspects arrived about 4:32 a.m. in a white Jeep Cherokee, and that the driver backed into a parking space next to the driver’s side of the victim’s Dodge Challenger. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee apparently remains sitting inside the Jeep Cherokee. Two passenger suspects get out of the Jeep Cherokee and one works the passenger side door of the 2-door Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. He drops some equipment, while the other passenger suspect from the Jeep Cherokee looks a little jumpy and stands watch at the scene. His right hand is in a pocket of his hoodie, so he is possibly armed and ready to fire. “Jumpy” was sitting in the rear, right passenger seat, but will re-enter the Jeep Cherokee and sit in the front passenger seat when another suspect driver arrives in a white Audi Q5, and while the other passenger works on the victim’s vehicle.
The driver of a red Dodge Challenger arrives in the lot at 4:33 a.m. and backs into a space across from the parking spot of the victim’s dark gray Dodge Challenger.
Next, the driver of the white Audi Q5 SUV arrives at 4:34 a.m. in the southwest entrance of the parking lot while the passenger that was in the front seat of the Jeep Cherokee crawls head first through the passenger window opening of the victim’s 2-door Dodge Challenger. The driver of the Audi Q5 backs into a space across from the victim’s Dodge Challenger. This is when the passenger in the white Jeep Cherokee gets back in the front passenger seat of the Jeep Cherokee. He might be relaxing his cover position with the arrival and additional cover of the suspect in the white Audi Q5.
The suspect that crawled into the victim’s vehicle works about 4 minutes and 30 seconds in the driver’s seat before getting the vehicle started, an all the suspects immediately leave the parking lot in their vehicles immediately after the victim’s vehicle is started.
At about 4:39 a.m. the suspects begin to leave the parking lot. The suspects in the Jeep Cherokee leave first, heading south through the parking lot but turning right to travel northbound on Harlem Avenue. The suspect(s) in the Audi Q5 leave next, heading north in the parking lot. The suspect in the stolen Dodge Challenger leaves next, followed by the suspect(s) in the red Dodge Challenger. None of the vehicles are seen headed southbound on Harlem Avenue for the next minute. All of the vehicles apparently headed northbound on Harlem Avenue toward Waveland Avenue.
The entire auto theft captured in the security video takes about 8 minutes.
The charcoal gray 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat worth stolen outside United Tires’s Harlem Store at 3613 N Harlem Ave Chicago is worth $70,000.
The vehicle has the Illinois license plate CC 87436, and the VIN Number of the Dodge Challenger is 2C3CDZC98HH632109.
Witnesses or citizens with information about the case that may help locate the vehicle are to contact the Chicago Police Department on 312-746-6000.