Waynesville Police are investigating a break-in at Taylor Ford in Waynesville that happened overnight Wednesday.
Lt. Tyler Trantham said the break-in was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, and detectives are still working to piece together a full timeline of events. He added that the break-in was isolated to the parts and service area of the dealership, although he would not say what, if anything, was stolen.
It is believed that the suspects are two males.
“They were wearing masks and gloves, so it’s hard to determine any other details other than that at this time,” Trantham said. “We’re working to get a better description.”
Although detectives have determined the areas from which the suspects entered and exited the dealership, they have yet to obtain any kind of vehicle information that may have been used in the crime.
The building itself sustained some damage in the break-in.
“That’s very common with a lot of forced entry incidents like this,” Trantham said.
In August of 2017, Taylor Ford fell victim to a somewhat similar break-in, although Trantham said detectives aren’t allowing themselves to get tunnel vision because of that fact.
“There are some similarities, and we’re working to compare those and review that case to see if there’s anything that helps possibly connect the two, but we want to keep an open mind and let this specific incident speak to us,” he said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding the break-in is encouraged to contact the Waynesville Police Department.