A heavily modified and highly recognizable Dodge Challenger worth $200,000 that was stolen Monday from an auto repair shop in San Bernardino has been recovered in Rialto, police said.
Police also recovered other high-end race cars and equipment during the in-depth investigation, including two high end BMW race cars that were originally in a car hauler that was stolen in Huntington Beach in December.
The investigation by police involved issuing multiple search warrants in different cities to track down the vehicles. Police initially served a search warrant in Moreno Valley, where one suspect was taken into custody and some stolen property was recovered. That investigation led to another search warrant being issued in Apple Valley.
Police recovered hauler trailer that was stolen out of Huntington Beach in December at the Apple Valley location. Information from the Apple Valley investigation led to investigators to Rialto, where another search warrant was issued and the Dodge Challenger was recovered.
The 2008 race car is difficult to miss. It has a soaring rear spoiler and pointy nose reminiscent of the short-lived "Superbird" stock cars of the early 1970s. It can reportedly go 200 mph, according to the Associated Press.
The Challenger’s transport trailer was also stolen Monday, and was recovered earlier this week.
This investigation has led to the recovery of at least three high end race cars, two car hauler trailers, and the arrest of at least four suspects, according to San Bernardino Police.
Anyone with additional information regarding this ongoing investigation can reach police at 909-384-5742.