California Highway Patrol detectives seized about 35 luxury vehicles that were stolen from car dealerships in Southern California, officials said.
The vehicles, worth an estimated $2.3 million, were found on land somewhere in the San Fernando Valley on March 24. The CHP did not give the actual location.
From photos provided by the CHP, the cars – all sports cars or other luxury sedans, including Aston Martins, Bentleys, BMWs, Jaguars, Land Rovers and Porsches – appeared to have were left on a grassy area behind a chain-link fence in the backyard of a house.
CHP seized the cars after a two-month investigation, the agency said in a statement. They said the suspect had “fraudulently purchased” the vehicles “from unsuspecting local dealerships.” They did not say how the transactions were completed or when the dealers reported the vehicles stolen. The CHP also did not specify where the dealers were located.
The agency said the suspect had been arrested, but did not name the person. They said detectives also seized a firearm and approximately 400 marijuana plants also found at the residence.
CHP Investigative Unit officials were not immediately available for comment on Sunday.