Warren Police are investigating the theft of nine or 10 new Ram pickups from the plant where they were built.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the theft happened at early Thursday morning at the Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Warren Truck Assembly plant on Mound Road at 9 Mile.

He said police received a 911 call from a truck plant’s security employee about the theft at about 4 a.m.

She told dispatch she was in a security booth at the plant’s west gate when a new pickup crashed through the gate and was followed by nine or 10 other new pickups, Dwyer said.

He said police believe the thieves used a truck that had been reported stolen earlier in the morning in Warren to crash through the gate. It appears the suspects parked the truck near the plant’s fence, cut through it to gain access to the lot and then crashed through the gate. The convoy of stolen trucks was last seen traveling south on Mound Road.

The commissioner said police are still trying to determine the number of vehicles that were taken and the company’s security department is conducting an audit of its inventory to obtain their color and vehicle identification numbers. Dwyer also said his officers are working with the Macomb County Auto Theft unit in the investigation.

Dwyer said police do not yet have a description of the suspects.

The Associated Press contributed.

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