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Thieves Hit 3 High-End Bay Area Car Dealerships, Make Off With 22 Vehicles

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) -- Thieves that have hit at least three Bay Area auto dealerships were caught on camera driving off in high-end vehicles.

Michael Zaheri , owner of Formula One Motors in San Jose says his surveillance camera clearly captured the faces of seven men who stole five of his cars in the early morning hours Friday after the thieves went straight for the key cabinet.

"They used the fob to locate which car is flashing, and as soon as they found out which car they want, they took those specific cars," Zaheri said.

The same type of robbery also happened at Stevens Creek Mercedes Benz, about a mile away. Eight cars were stolen in that incident.

Suspects who hit Autobahn Mercedes dealership in Belmont Sunday morning drove off with nine cars.

"The suspects broke into an outbuilding that had key boxes. They broke into the key boxes, took the keys and then stole the vehicles from the lot," Belmont Police Captain Patrick Halleran told KPIX 5.

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