3 cars stolen Wednesday from Sullivan’s Auto Sales in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile police are investigating the theft of three cars from Sullivan’s Auto Sales on Wednesday morning.

The thieves broke down the front door before ransacking the office and taking the keys.

The damage was discovered by Shawn Felts, a shop mechanic. And he told us that this area had recently seen its share of crime.

“We called the police. They came and we went inside the building. The whole building was ransacked inside. All the drawers were empty, the doors open. Everything is just thrown all over the place inside the building,” Felts said.

This included a box. Inside this box were all the keys to the cars in the field. The thieves would get away with three vehicles including this dodge loader.

On Thursday afternoon, a locksmith came to the store to replace the locks on all the cars left on the property.

For Felts, it’s something he’s unfortunately had to deal with before.

“My company is S&L Unlimited Towing which is in the back of this building. Last year they stole over $7,500 worth of catalytic converters from me. I wasn’t surprised at all. It’s an ongoing problem here,” Felts said.

Felts said during the day it may seem normal, but when the sun goes down, vehicular traffic is replaced by foot traffic.

Still, he had some tips for the owner to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

“Put more lighting and cameras around. That’s what I had to do. That’s what stopped mine. I installed cameras throughout my building,” Felts said.

And despite this setback, he also had a few words of encouragement.

“It’s heartbreaking, but you have to keep pushing. You have to keep going,” Felts said.

With the help of a neighboring company, they were able to fix the front door. If you have any information, call the police.

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