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Pricey BMW stolen at auto show

A BMW 750Li, part of the same series, courtesy of Paultantk via Wikimedia Commons.
A BMW 750Li, part of the same series, courtesy of Paultantk via Wikimedia Commons.

DETROIT, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Detroit Police said a $140,000 BMW brought into town by company executives for the North American International Auto Show was stolen from in front of a hotel.

Investigators said the dark gray 7 Series BMW, which bears New Jersey plates, was one of 19 brought to Detroit for company officials to use during the auto show's press week, WXYZ-TV, Detroit, reported Thursday.

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Police said witnesses reported spotting two people jump into the car and drive away while the vehicles were being loaded onto a carrier in front of the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel for transport back to New Jersey.

Officers said the car is outfitted with BMW Assist, a feature they believe will eventually help them to locate the missing vehicle, WJBK-TV, Detroit, reported.

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