ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A Twin Cities limousine service owner says five of his vehicles have been stolen in recent weeks, including four in the past couple of days.
Most of the stolen Lincoln MKZ luxury vehicles have been recovered, but the damage has already been done. The company has had to take vehicles off the streets during a busy time of year.
“These people are very bold. They're doing anything they want,” said Shaan Aziz, owner of AAccent Town Car and Limo Service in St. Paul. “These guys were speeding, they were drinking in the car, we found bottles of vodka in there, they were drinking and driving.”
Aziz and his employees used GPS software to track the cars’ locations and recovered a few of them in Minneapolis. One remains impounded.
Aziz said he is frustrated that police are not doing more to help.
“As a law-abiding citizen, who do you turn to? Do I need to turn to the police? Or do I need to take the law in my own hands to protect my property,” Aziz said. “I don't know what to do.”
Minneapolis police said an arrest has been made in at least one of the cases.
Officers advise calling police to report a vehicle stolen even if you can track it with GPS. If you see a vehicle that you have reported stolen parked on the street, call police before recovering it, so they can report it as found.