More than a dozen vehicles stolen from Parkland auto auction lot

A gate was rammed by a vehicle to get inside the lot.

PARKLAND, Wash. — Thieves cut a section of a fence and rammed a large gate to steal more than a dozen vehicles from an auto auction lot in Parkland, Pierce County deputies said.

On Friday, a Pierce County deputy was called to a commercial burglary at the lot in the 19100 block of 38th Avenue East.

The manager showed the deputy a section of fence that had been cut open, as well as a large gate that had been rammed.

Deputies said thieves broke into a building where keys were stored and then stole 19 vehicles.

Two of the vehicles were recovered over the weekend and one was recovered Monday morning.

The Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force is investigating and working to find the remaining stolen vehicles.