5 vehicles stolen during burglary at limousine rental business in Commerce City

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Thieves ransacked a limousine rental service Sunday morning getting away with five vehicles, tools, office equipment and money.

Surveillance video obtained by 7NEWS shows three of the cars leaving the area between midnight and 1 a.m. Sunday. One of the SUVs was towing a white trailer that has a flaming eagle on the back.

The owner of A Custom Coach transportation John Hayfer said his driver called him at 6 a.m. to tell him someone had broken into the business.

The employee told him, "[The] place was a mess and there was vehicles missing. He went into what vehicles are missing," Hayfer said. "This is 25 years this month, my life. Every time they roll, I can lose or make money."

The vehicles include a 2007 grey Lincoln Town car, a 2007 black Ford Expedition, a 2003 black Ford Excursion, a white Ford 350 van with a raised top, and a white Chevrolet 2-wheel-drive short bed pickup with a headlight out.  The vehicles all have a red Colorado license plate “COACH” followed by a number.

"There’s a public utilities number on them 249, which would also be decaled on the side," Hayfer said.

Commerce City police spokesperson Christian Rasmussen told 7NEWS there was no sign of forced entry. Detectives are reviewing the surveillance video.

"We don’t have a lot of burglaries in this area and especially on things like this where there’s a lot of vehicles taken from one business, it’s very unusual," Rasmussen said.

7NEWS asked if the burglary appeared to be an inside job.

"It is a little suspicious and everybody can draw their own conclusions as to what kind of things they think are going on here. Regardless of that we’re going to move forward in the investigation, we’re going to stay objective and look at everything and determine from there," he answered.

Meanwhile, Hayfer said the thieves got away with nearly $200,000 in stolen items and money but this will cost his business more than that.

"The value of the vehicles is priceless because they do make me money. Without them, I’m not making any money," Hayfer said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicles is asked to call Commerce City police.

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