Mesa dealership offering $5,000 reward after late night robbery

Posted at 6:28 PM, Aug 26, 2016

Grainy surveillance video shows two men loading truck tailgates into an SUV in the parking lot of AZ Auto RV.

The overnight thieves pulled the robbery off right in front of a dealership camera. They moved in, unhinged the tailgates, loaded them up and then took off.

Those tailgates cost a thousand dollars each according to the dealership’s co-owner Michelle Barr.

"We're a small business just nobody likes theft and we're just trying to keep it together here,“ said Barr.

Now AZ Auto RV is taking action. They’re posting the surveillance video to Facebook and offering a $5,000 reward for anyone coming forward with information.

Mesa police are investigating the crime but had no updates on Friday.

In the meantime, those tailgates will be replaced with new ones so the trucks can eventually be sold. While AZ Auto RV only expects the thieves to make hundreds off the tailgates, they’re willing to go the extra mile to make sure they don’t strike again.

"Our reward is $5,000 and we want to catch these guys," dealership manager Davaughn Smith said. "We're serious about this and we just want to make sure we catch these guys and they don't do anything to other people."