A still of the security footage at Autobarn while 14 luxury vehicles were stolen early Monday morning.

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About a million dollars worth of luxury automobiles were stolen beginning just after 2 a.m. Monday morning from the Autobarn Collection in Evanston, according to officials with the Evanston Police Department.

The six thieves were caught on security footage arriving at the Autobarn, 1910 Greenwood St., breaking through the glass garage door and then tearing the alarm system out of the wall, police said.

Within the span of six hours, 14 vehicles were stolen, including Mercedes, Porsches, Audis, a BMW, a Bentley, a Dodge Durango, a Jeep and a Maserati – together, worth roughly $1 million, officials said.

Cmdr. Ryan Glew of the EPD said that a list of the vehicles, as well as their license plate numbers, were distributed to other police departments in the Chicago area.

A spokesperson for the Autobarn Collection did not immediately respond to a RoundTable request for comment.

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  1. I recall this happened at AutoBarn before. How you a security system be ‘ripped out’ without some alert being sent to some system…

  2. You’d think that a business with such expensive inventory would have a sophisticated security sytem where disabling the on-site alarm would trigger a remote alarm somewhere.