Attica luxury car theft ring busted; auto dealer believed to be mastermind

A 48-year-old car dealer appears to be the brains behind a ring that stole luxury vehicles, altered their registration data and sold them on as used, according to Attica police, who have arrested three suspected members of the gang, aged 36, 29 and 53.

The ring, which is believed to include auto mechanics and body painters, also allegedly helped luxury car owners scam their insurance companies by filing false theft claims.