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Car thieves target Albany auto lot

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - When Dwight Kulbe came into work Wednesday morning, he knew something wasn't right.

"I noticed a red Corvette was missing. That's the first thing I noticed. And I came inside to a ransacked office," said Kulbe, who owns Yourway Auto Sales on East Oglethorpe Blvd. 

Sometime during the early morning hours, burglars took out an air conditioning unit and climbed into the business through a hole in the wall - helping themselves to computers, tires, and wheels. But they weren't finished getting what they came for.

"They stole the key safe. But they had to come back to get the cars," said Kulbe.

Four in total, stolen right off the lot. Perhaps the biggest item the suspects made away with was a classic 1972 Corvette, a car he fears he won't get it back in one piece.

"They'll strip the Corvette. I'm sure of it."

Kulbe says it's been 15-years since his business was last hit by thieves. In that case, six cars were stolen and later recovered at the sand dunes. And while insurance will likely cover his latest loss, Kulbe says it will take days to recover from the damages.

"I have to get keys made. I have to fix the holes in the wall, clean up the mess and put things back together,"

Along with the stolen Corvette, police are also on the lookout for a red Porsche, red Oldsmobile Alero, and a gray Toyota Celica.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Dept.

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