The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at a Smithfield-area car dealership. It was discovered at 9:00am Tuesday, March 16th at Americars NC located at 4187 Highway 70 East.
Between 8:00pm Monday and 9:00am Tuesday someone broke into the business stealing five NC dealer license plates and three sets of car keys. A 2016 Chevy Tahoe and a 2017 Dodge Charger were stolen from the car lot.
The Tahoe was found abandoned hours later beside a South Carolina roadway. At last report, the Charger had not been located.
The sheriff’s office is following up on leads in the case.