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100 Car2Go rental Mercedes stolen in Chicago; 16 arrested

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According to a to a media report, 100 Mercedes-Benz cars offered through the Car2Go rental app were stolen in Chicago. The local police have arrested 16 people so far while the Daimler-owned service has temporarily shut operations in the city.

Car2Go operates a fleet of Smart and Mercedes-Benz cars. Users can unlock cars using a mobile app. It is reported that the perpetrators managed to fraudulently or deceptively rent the luxury cars. It is also reported that the cars were not stolen by means of hacking.

The Chicago Police department has revealed that most of the vehicles have already been recovered from Chicago’s West Side. Car2Go alerted the Police to this incident.

In 2018, BMW and Daimler announced a joint venture for mobility services, which included a merger of Car2Go, and DriveNow car sharing services.

Source: CarScoops

 
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