Porsche thieves strike again

A Hickory Porsche dealership is offering a $10,000 reward after a third Porsche vehicle was stolen from their lot this week.

Paramount Automotive Group officials in Hickory reported a 2012 Porsche Cayenne missing from the dealership lot Thursday morning after they arrived at work and the car was gone. Hickory Police believe the $88,495 car was stolen between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8:45 a.m. Thursday.

Two Porsches were stolen from Paramount’s lot on July 21 after suspects stole a “number of keys” from an undisclosed area on the dealership’s campus and stole the cars in broad daylight, said John Hegert, Paramount Automotive Group’s chief financial officer.

Hickory Police recovered all the keys stolen from Paramount, except for one. That key was to the 2012 Porsche Cayenne reported missing from the lot Thursday morning, Hegert said.

“It really is tied to that first theft,” Hegert said. “They thought they’d swing back through and see what else they could get.”

In an effort to catch the thieves, Paramount is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone that can contribute information that leads to arrest or conviction of any of those three vehicles, Hegert said.