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Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Detroit police cruiser

Detroit police are investigating an attempted theft of new vehicles Friday from a lot near Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly Plant.

The news comes four days after thieves were able to steal four new vehicles from the same lot.

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Police said Friday's incident at the lot, located near the plant on the corner of Jefferson and Conner avenues, was reported at about 5:30 a.m.

Dontae Freeman, a Detroit Police Department spokesman, said Friday morning investigators were on the scene and there aren't much details at this time.

However, he said officers recovered a total of eight vehicles and detained two suspects, both juveniles, at the scene.

Earlier this week, police said an unknown number of suspects entered the lot after 6 a.m. and stole a Jeep Cherokee and three Dodge Hellcats.

FCA officials said the thefts happened at a lot adjacent to the plant that's used as shipping yard for many vehicle brands in addition to FCA vehicles. They also said the lot is managed by a third party and not the automaker.

The thefts are not the first time vehicles have been stolen from a lot near a FCA manufacturing plant this year.

In May, nine Ram pickup trucks were stolen from a shipping yard lot by the Warren Truck Assembly plant on Mound Road at 9 Mile. The lot is also managed by a third-party, officials said.

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