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Police: Foreclosure Service Crews Stole Vintage Muscle Car

WORCESTER (CBS) – Nearly five months after Aaron Dahrooge discovered his beloved muscle car had gone missing, the 1973 Dodge Charger has been recovered.

Back in March, Dahroohge went to retrieve the car from his late mother's garage to take it for a spin, only to realize it was missing.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Lana Jones reports


At the same time, Bank of America was in the process of foreclosing on the house. A home services company working for the bank had been inside the house a day earlier to check on the property.

Dahrooge contacted the bank but got nowhere.

Fortunately for him, the thieves were not very subtle.

"They brazenly stole the vehicle in front of my neighbors," Dahrooge said.

The crooks also left a paper trail, taking out temporary tags for the car the day before it was swiped. They later registered the car in Manchester, New Hampshire. A Worcester detective followed that paper trail, and on Tuesday, the car was recovered.

Two people are under arrest facing charges.

The car was damaged, the tires are bald, and the transmission is shot. It's going to cost thousands of dollars to repair.

Dahrooge says he's considering whether to go after Bank of America and their vendor over the cost of damages.

Ultimately though, he's just happy to have his car back.

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