With 2 stolen cars recovered and an outpouring of support, this used car dealer has his hope restored

Police found another stolen car from a Kalihi used car lot that was broken into.
Published: Feb. 9, 2023 at 4:06 PM HST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2023 at 8:30 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police found another stolen car from a Kalihi used car lot that thieves targeted earlier this week, getting away with five vehicles and more than 100 keys.

At 2 a.m. Thursday, Excellent Motor Group owner Rong Zhang says he got a call from police that they found a second stolen car — a $39,000 Mercedes SUV — on Kawaiahao Street in Kakaako.

The day before, police found the first stolen car, a Nissan Frontier truck.

“I appreciate their work and I appreciate all the police,” said owner Rong Zhang.

Burglars drive off with 5 cars from Honolulu dealership ... and more than 100 keys

There’s no major damage to the car, but the inside was trashed with garbage and bottles.

There was also a ripped up envelope for a $25 gift card, a Ross price tag and a marijuana joint.

The ordeal started Tuesday when burglars smashed into Zhang’s business, ransacked the office, stole more than 100 keys and drove off with five vehicles.

Back at Zhang’s car lot, his smashed door has been fixed and he got replacements made for most of the stolen keys. “They saw the news and they said, ‘Oh my God. We are going to help you on this,’” said Zhang.

For now, three stolen cars are still missing: a Red Ford truck, a white Chevy truck, and a silver Acura.

No word of arrests, but Zhang is thankful the road ahead is little brighter.