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Friday, 17 June 2022 14:38

Thieves Steal Nearly $1M Worth Of Ford F-150 Raptor Pickups From Dearborn Truck Plant

Written by Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

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An estimated $1 million worth of new 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup trucks were stolen from a Dearborn Truck Plant storage lot, a Dearborn city official confirmed to the Free Press.

Ford reported the missing high-performance trucks, which have a base model price of $69,905, on June 10 with multiple calls to police during that weekend, Bilal Baydoun, city of Dearborn spokesman, said late Thursday.


Dearborn police have recovered 13 vehicles over the last week, mostly in Detroit and a couple in Dearborn, he said after speaking with the Dearborn police chief.


"There was evidence of fences being rammed," Baydoun said. "When they (trucks) were recovered, you could see signs of damage and some things were stripped away, tires, that kind of thing. They were in various states of disrepair."


One arrest has been made and the investigation remains open and active, Baydoun said. He did not release further details on the arrest.


The Ford F-150 Raptor is wider, taller and more powerful than the standard F-150.


Car and Driver called the F-150 Raptor an "off-road trophy truck living in a asphalt world. It wears extra-wide fenders, long-travel suspension, big tires, and the high-performance demeanor of a Baja-bashing race truck."


Kelli Felker, a Ford spokeswoman, said Friday the company is cooperating with police on the investigation.