Thieves broke right into a Philadelphia Dodge dealership and escaped with three muscle vehicles worth a combined $228,000 final weekend, nearby police say.

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department was called to Zartman Dodge in Warwick County at 3.30 am on Sunday

to find a crew had forced entry to the lot and taken a trio of V8 machines leaving nothing but the scent of smoked tires behind.

The cars stolen were an orange 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat worth $77,998, a black 2022 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody valued at $65,992 and a 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with a tasty set of brass monkey wheels that would have cost an honest Dodge fan $83,991.

Northern Lancaster County PD’s website says the incident is “connected to numerous other ongoing investigations” and is asking anyone with information to get in touch

Thefts of high-powered Dodge and Jeep cars have reached epidemic proportions over the last few years, with thieves particularly keen to get their hands on supercharged Hellcat models

which are popular among street racers. A 2019 study by the Highway Loss Data Institute in the U.S.

We reported in August how three children aged 11,12 and 14 had been arrested in Detroit trying to steal Charger and Challenger Hellcats from a Stellantis storage lot in Detroit

And in advance this month a story emerged of a Challenger Hellcat being stolen by thieves who driven it down the road with a Dodge Durango.

Does the steady flow of testimonies about Dodge muscle car thefts placed you off from shopping for one of the last motors earlier than Stellantis retires its excessive-horsepower combustion motors?