Thieves target south side business in Youngstown

Thieves target Elmo's Tire in Youngstown, Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police are looking for thieves who targeted a south side business Thursday morning.

Officers were called to Elmo’s Tire, 3688 Loveland Road, just before 7 a.m. after the burglar alarm went off. They discovered an east facing bay door was open, a garage window had been broken out and the store had been ransacked.

Police said there were miscellaneous hand tools on the ground inside and outside the building, according to a police report. Officers said the office was ransacked, with every drawer open and items scattered on the floor. They also found a crow bar and magnifying glass on the front counter next to the cash register.

Owner Tony Elmo said the thieves also took a car out of one of the service bays. According to a police report, the 2009 silver Chevrolet Malibu belonged to an 88-year-old Struthers man. The keys were in the ignition and the a bumper jack that was behind it was found in the parking lot, the police report states.

Elmo said the car should have rear bumper damage and police have issued a bulletin for the stolen car, which has license plate CK64GZ.

In addition to the car, Elmo said the thieves also took $1,800 in cash from the register, 16 new tires valued at $2,000 and miscellaneous hand tools valued at approximately $1,000. He said more may be missing, but he has to take an inventory to know for sure.

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