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Rental company Car2Go reports theft of Mercedes-Benz vehicles


The Chicago Police Department released a statement Wednesday afternoon warning of fraud against a rental company that believes scammers are using a mobile app to rent high-end vehicles.

The rental company, Car2Go, said some of its vehicles, specifically, Mercedes-Benzes, may have been taken through deceptive practices, the statement said.

A Car2Go spokesman said the company is suspending its service in Chicago for the time being.

"We are currently working with law enforcement to neutralize a fraud issue," said the spokesman. "No person or confidential member information has been compromised.”

As many as 22 stolen Mercedes-Benzes were recovered Wednesday by police and about a dozen people were arrested, according to law enforcement sources.

The vehicles were found primarily within the Harrison and Ogden patrol districts on the West Side, and the suspects in custody could face charges ranging from criminal trespassing to a vehicle, a misdemeanor, to felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one of the sources said.

On Tuesday, when the fraud involving the Car2Go vehicles was known, police pulled over a couple of the stolen cars before the suspects drove away from officers, one of the sources said.

A 25-year-old man was also seen in a stolen vehicle tied to the fraud shortly before getting into a squabble with a security guard Tuesday afternoon near Madison Street and Homan Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, law enforcement sources said. The man, who had a gun, was shot by the security guard and was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

As of Wednesday, about 100 vehicles were unaccounted for, and it is believed at least 50 Mercedes-Benzes still remain in the Chicago area, police said.

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