Arrest Made in Theft of Lamborghini & Bentley

By Dan Stamm and David Chang
|  Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013  |  Updated 5:42 PM EDT
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Burglars Take Luxury Cars, Money

Philadelphia Police

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Police have made an arrest in the burglary of two high-end luxury cars and several other items.

On Monday, burglars broke into an East Falls apartment, ransacked the place, took flat-screen televisions and took the keys to some high-end luxury cars overnight.

The resident and a friend returned to the apartment at Charter Court of East Falls along the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Monday to find the second-floor apartment ransacked.

It appeared the thieves broke in through a window, according to police. The burglars took the TVs, about $2,500 in cash, a passport and keys to some very expensive cars -- a 2006 yellow Lamborghini Gallardo with a batman sticker on the back window and 2006 black Continental Flying Sport Bentley.

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A friend who was with the victim at the time told NBC10’s Katy Zachry off camera that they called police, then checked the garage to find the cars safe and sound. After police arrived on the scene, the victim returned to find his cars gone.

“It’s rare to even see those cars driving around the streets of Philadelphia, let alone have someone report them both stolen,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police put out descriptions of the vehicles in the hope they could find the thieves, especially since the cars are so unique.

Around 7 a.m., the Lamborghini was recovered along the 400 block of W Upsal Street -- about 1-1/2 miles away. Then around 9:30 a.m. the Bentley turned up on on the 500 block of W Abbotsford Avenue -- less than a mile from the scene of the crime, police said.

Small said that it appeared the thieves targeted the victim. The victim's friend said he just had the Lamborghini shipped to the area within the last month.

On Wednesday, around 12:30 a.m., police arrested 47-year-old Dennis Holloman on the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue for his alleged involvement in the burglary. Holloman was taken into custody and charged with criminal conspiracy, burglary, criminal trespass and other related offenses.

Police have not yet revealed whether they are looking for any other suspects connected to the burglary. They do say however that the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the heist should contact Philadelphia Police.

 


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