Police: 'Multiple' vehicles stolen from Jefferson North lot

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police are investigating the theft of "multiple" vehicles early Wednesday morning from a lot on Chrysler's Jefferson North plant on the city's east side.

The thefts took place about 3:35 a.m., said Dontae Freeman, a Detroit Police Department spokesman. Police say an older Chrysler Town & Country crashed through the gate, creating the opening for the vehicles to be stolen.

At this point, just hours into the investigation, a full inventory of what was taken is not available. Jodi Tinson, a spokeswoman for the automaker, said the thefts took place in a lot managed by a third party.

Per Chrysler's website, the Jefferson North plant produces Jeep Cherokees and Dodge Durangos and employs more than 5,000 people. 

In late September, vehicles were stolen from the lot at least twice. A man and two teens arrested in the second theft now face criminal charges.