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Man arrested after more than 120 tires were stolen from Slidell car dealership

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Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.
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Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.

A Texas man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Slidell car dealership.

Slidell police arrested Eric Summage, 39, and have a warrant for Riley ‘Rilo’ Richardson, 44, of the Houston area, according to a news conference.

Police say these two men are responsible for stealing more than 100 wheels and tires off of 31 cars from Matt Bowers Chevrolet in Slidell.

They also believe three or four others assisted Summage and Richardson, according to Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal.

Fandal told WDSU the suspects appeared to be “no amateurs.”

He said the suspects “defeated locks, alarms, surveillance video and manipulated exterior lights in the parking lot so they could work in darkness”, WDSU reported.

Surveillance video captured the suspects walking across the dealership to cut the locks of the side entrance, Fandal said. Minutes later, a U-haul was seen entering the rear parking lot of the dealership, they loaded the truck and pulled off.

If you have any information, contact Slidell police at 985-643-3131

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