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Burglars caught on camera hitting dealership

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Four suspects broke into an Auto Sales business on Lamar Avenue Friday morning and surveillance video shows they may have taken out some aggression while being there.

Surveillance video captured the moment the burglars broke into A1 Auto and Truck Center on Lamar Avenue, stole several items, and even kicked others off a desk.

“Vandalism, but they stole stuff," said owner Randy Sharp. "They broke into my key room, got keys for the cars and everything.”

Surveillance video shows the crooks breaking down the doors using chairs and making their way around the office.

Sharp said they got away with three cars, a television and more.

“We've never been broke into before here, so it was kind of devastating to walk in and see that.”

At first he thought the damaged leftovers were the only proof of people being there, but that wasn't the case.

One of the suspects tore out the surveillance DVR box from the wall, making the recording stop.

Sharp said they put the box in one of the three cars they stole and it was still there when the car was found nearby on Lamar.

“I hooked it back up to get footage, so that was good," he said. "We got lots of footage on it.”

The videos allowed him to trace their steps..

“They came in the back fence, entered the lot, broke out windows and got in.”

They got back out by driving through the front fence -- the markings from which are still fresh on the yellow Camaro.

Sharp said he's never seen the thieves before, but hopes someone else does.

If you have any information about this crime, contact Memphis police or Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

“We're not going to quit until we get them.”

Sharp told WREG the other two cars were recovered in Whitehaven on Monday.