Classic Chevy Impala Stolen In Massive Storage Unit Break-In

December 23, 2021
Newman Police Department
Case # - NP21001169
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1962
Chevrolet
Impala
Color(s) - Red
VIN - 21847L179021

This classic 62 Chevy Impala was stolen during a massive break-in at the Yancey Storage Facility in Newman, CA on 12/23/2021. The crooks used the cover of very heavy fog to break into 24 storage units. Besides the theft of the classic Impala, many victims have lost many lifetimes worth of memories and property. Antiques, toy collections, framed wedding photographs, and numerous other items were taken. On 12/29/2021, a nearby storage facility was also burglarized. In that case, two suspects were captured on video. A Gustine resident was arrested but the name of his accomplice has not been determined. At this time, it is unknown if the same suspects were involved in the Yancey burglary. If you were one of the many victims of this crime, or you have information, please contact Private Investigator Marc Hinch at 408-461-7714.  You can remain anonymous and a reward is available.

The Private Investigator's Take...

Storage unit burglaries are devastating.  The contracts you sign when you rent a storage unit generally absolve the operator of any damages.  "Store at your own risk."   I would only use a storage facility with unique coded entry pins for each occupant.  An electric gate with timed entry, making access only available for only a set number of hours like 7 am to 7 pm.   Security cameras are a must!  Each aisle of a storage facility should have cameras covering both ends.  Cameras should definitely cover all the entrances and exits.

Additionally, if any one of the 24 victims of this crime had hidden a very cheap Apple AirTag in one of the items or the vehicle was taken, most likely we would have some leads.

Just my thoughts based on 25 years of experience dealing with storage unit theft investigations.   Please share and let me know of any other tips or thoughts.  - Marc

Apple AirTag to Track A Classic

Just this week I worked on two cases where AirTags have led to a recovery. - Marc Hinch PI

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