NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA) — A man is caught on video taking off with valuable Tesla parts and now the search is on for that thief.

It happened at a shopping plaza in Northridge in broad daylight. Now the victim wants other Tesla owners to be warned.

The man was caught on a dashboard camera stealing an expensive part from a Tesla Monday evening.

The owner of the Tesla couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the video.

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Tesla parts thief suspect

“I came out and I didn’t know anything of it and I started driving and my car was throwing errors and I wondered what happened so I did a walk around the car. The part of the front of the car was missing,” said Ammar Abukurah.

The video shows a man using a rag to hide some type of tool he uses to steal the part off the Tesla. The thief keeps looking around while trying to get the part. After a struggle he makes off with it.

“It’s not just Teslas, it’s any car. He could go steel a wheel off a car. It’s just not fair to take things that belong to other people,” said Abukurah.

The part he stole is worth about a thousand dollars. Tesla has made it pretty impossible for someone to steal their car and even taking a part requires a certain tool.

It’s just a piece of plastic is really all it is. But it has a Tesla name on it so I think they are stealing them because Tesla is the hot thing right now,” said Abukurah.

The thief was driving a black Mercedes with paper plates.

If you recognize him or if you have any information you’re asked to call the LAPD.

Comments
  1. Why the fudge would you want anything off a Terdsla?
    Maybe turn it into a designer commode?

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