KC Police, Owners Still Looking For 2 Stolen Classic Cars
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After nearly a dozen classic cars were stolen in Kansas City, several vehicles have been located. But a few owners are still looking.
There is also a reward for the safe return of vehicles. The owners say it’s not about the money. It’s personal.
Ten vintage vehicles were stolen from a storage garage in the Midtown-Westport area.
“There was a forced entry into the building,” Kansas City Police Capt. Leslie Foreman said.
Kansas City Police recovered eight cars in Kansas City and even Independence. She said tips played a big role.
But David Case is one of the two owners still on the hunt.
“It’s reminiscent of a Hollywood movie,” Case said.
But the only “Fast and Furious” game he hopes for is getting his car back. It’s a 1970 Mustang Mach 1.
Foreman said there were multiple suspects. They have questioned several people but have not yet made any arrests.
“There’s a reward for both of them,” said Diane Smith, whose car is also still missing.
Case said a car was found Thursday evening. The next day, this tipster received $1,000 in cash.
“We just want the cars back,” Case said.
He’s had a car stolen before, but this one is different.
“It’s a bad feeling, but this one is peculiar, I can’t just get an insurance check and go and replace that,” Case said. “It’s unique. It’s one of a kind, something that will stay in my family forever.
It was his first car that he bought as a teenager. Case began restoring it with his father, who died a few years later.
“So it was something we did every day after school,” Case said.
Over the years, Case finished his project – white paint, black stripes and a bright red interior.
Smith also knows the pain of stolen memories.
“Please be on the lookout,” she said.
His stolen silver Corvette belonged to his partner Jack Fields. He recently passed away.
“What would it mean to you to get that car back?” FOX4 asked Smith.
“Oh you can’t imagine, we’d probably have a family party!” said Smith. “We would all be so excited and jumping for joy. It’s not about who it goes after he dies. It’s just that he left.
Each of the 10 classic cars has a value ranging from six-figure $20,000.
If you have any information, call the TIPS Helpline at 816-868-2517.
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