Group of thieves steals 5 vehicles from dealership north of Brighton

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- A group of thieves was caught on camera early Thursday morning making a getaway with five vehicles from Berkenkotter Motors on U.S. Highway 85 north of Brighton.

Surveillance video shows the perpetrators opening a gate and driving three SUVs and two sedans off the lot about 2:30 a.m.

General manager Mike Wright says a group of six people made off with a Nissan Rogue, a Lexus IS 250, a Lexus GX 470, a Ford Fusion Titanium and a Ford Flex.

The thieves managed to find the keys needed after breaking open an office window.

“They rifled through all the desks,” Wright said. “They had access to all the keys at that point.”

Computers, a drone and diagnostic equipment were also stolen, according to Wright. Weld County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating.

Wright says insurance will cover only part of his business’ loss. He says he’ll be out tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s a big hit on the small business, one that only took 20 minutes for the crooks to pull off.

The dealership is offering $2,000 to the person or people who can help authorities arrest and prosecute the thieves.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office.

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