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Anonymous Tip Leads Cops to Opa-locka Chop Shop

Detectives found the high-end cars in the warehouse in the area of Northwest 139th Street and 21st Avenue and took two people into custody

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    Stolen Vehicles Found at Opa-locka Shipping Company

    At least five stolen vehicles were found at a warehouse in Opa-locka after police say an anonymous tip led them to a chop shop.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019)

    At least five stolen vehicles were found at a warehouse in Opa-locka after police say an anonymous tip led them to a chop shop Thursday.

    Detectives found the high-end cars in the warehouse in the area of Northwest 139th Street and 21st Avenue and took two people into custody. Police Chief James Dobson said the cars were stored at a company called Caribbean Shipping and Transport.

    Dobson said some vehicles were stripped down and sold for parts, while others were shipped out of the country and sold as-is or in pieces. Two of the cars appeared to be registered to rental car agencies in Miami-Dade.

    "We have several vehicle parts in there that are not the same vehicle, so it may be a lot more than the five cars we have right now," Dobson said. "So far we have one Audi, a Mercedes, two BMWs and a Cadillac Escalade."

    Police haven't identified the two people taken into custody or said what charges they may face, but Dobson believes they may be employees of the shipping company. Dobson said the investigation is ongoing.

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