McCOOK, Nebraska -- A 2011 Chevy Impala that was stolen from McCorkle Motors on Christmas Eve was found parked in the Oakview Apartments parking lot on East H Street, Monday afternoon. The auto dealership's owner, Terry McCorkle, said he received a call at noon on Monday from a McCook citizen that said the vehicle had been parked there for some time.
The caller was reportedly prompted to call after seeing the story about the stolen vehicle on the Gazette website.
McCorkle said the vehicle appeared to be undamaged and the keys were found in the gas lid. According to the odometer the thieves had registered 12 miles on the vehicle.
In addition to the Impala being stolen, several area businesses were burglarized, or were victims of attempted burglaries, the evening before and early morning hours of Christmas Eve. The businesses include The Bottle Shop and Rowe's Repair on East B Street, the McDonald's restaurant on U.S. Highway 83 and D&S Hardware, which is located just north of McCorkle Motors on West C Street.
Anyone with information about this, or any crime, may call the McCook Area Crimestoppers at 308-345-5440, or the McCook Police Department at 308-345-3450. If the information leads to the arrest of a suspect, the caller will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 and can remain anonymous.