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Richard Stowers, General Manager of Culberson - Stowers Toyota, Pampa Richard Stowers, General Manager of Culberson - Stowers Toyota, Pampa

PAMPA, TX (KFDA) -  Culberson - Stowers Toyota in Pampa was struck hard overnight, but it wasn't cars that were stolen, just parts of them. 

Seven brand new pick up trucks are now on wooden blocks at after thieves stripped these vehicles of their tires and wheels. 

"I'm frustrated these people don't share responsibility for other people's possession," said general manager of the dealership, Richard Stowers. 

Stowers says the incident happened overnight. Pampa Police called him around 3:30 Wednesday morning letting him know the bad news. He says he rushed over to the lot to assess the damage. 

"It's from what I understand right now it's about $4,500 per vehicle," said Stowers. 

Costing him over $30,000 in replacements and repairs. 

"The only thing that is having to be replaced will be the tires and the wheels," said Stowers. "There was one vehicle that was on the ground and so there's other stuff related to that one, and that was only on the back end of the vehicle." 

Stowers says a similar incident happened to him about 15 years ago, but still says a theft like this is unusual. He believes it was an organized group who spent a lot of time planning this crime. 

"The fact that there were pre-cut wood underneath the vehicles," said Stowers "For the number of vehicles, there were multiple jacks involved, multiple lug wrenches, it was like a team that knew what they were doing." 

Stowers recently renovated his lot, and has yet to set up security cameras outside around the building, leaving no surveillance photos for police. 

"I would love for the people to return what was taken," said Stowers. 

But in case that doesn't happen, Stowers is already looking put this behind him. He adds he is unsure when the trucks will be repaired and up for sale again. 

If you had any information that could help police, please call the Pampa Police Department at 806 669-5700. 

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