This week’s vandalism at three dealerships in Schaumburg is a good reminder for dealers to share the details of the crimes they are experiencing so the CATA can keep other dealers informed about the latest tactics from thieves and other criminals. "Obviously, we shouldn’t the first call when you are dealing with this type of crime, but please let us know within the first 24 hours and we’ll share details with other dealers so they can be prepared," says CATA President, Dave Sloan.
Karianne Thomas, Director of Security at Ziegler Automotive says such communication is key to bringing this this crime wave to an end. "The more resistance we are able to mount, the sooner the bad guys will stop targeting dealerships," she said. Thomas spent 30 years in law enforcement before she was hired by Ziegler last year.
Dealers who are crime victims should report details to the CATA by email or phone as soon as possible. Email Dave Sloan at dsloan@Drivechicago.com or call (430) 495-2282.
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