Detroit police raid large chop shop on west side

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen autos, auto parts found at Detroit homes

Published On: Jan 11 2013 09:23:00 PM EST
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DETROIT -

Detroit police made a major auto theft bust Friday night at a series of homes on the city's west side.

Working off a tip, the Detroit Police Auto Theft Task Force found four homes with large fencing surrounding them. The backyards had been turned into a chop shop with several stolen cars and hundreds of auto parts.

Illegal electrical hookups were powering the compound, police say.

Police say it will take days to pour over the parts that are collectively worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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