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Silent car thieves remove plate-glass windows to pull off heist

File photo of Toyota dealership at Front and Spadina in Toronto, Ont., May 5, 2011

SARAH DEA/sarah dea The Globe and Mail

Car thieves who don't let plate-glass windows get in their way are being sought after a series of auto dealership thefts in Saskatchewan that may be linked.

Police in Saskatoon say three cars were stolen from a dealer in the city sometime between closing Tuesday and early Wednesday morning.

Investigators say the criminals removed a pane of window glass to get inside the business and steal the keys to the autos.

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The theft was not discovered until employees arrived for work and realized the vehicles were missing.

Another Saskatoon dealership was hit by a similar theft earlier in the month, as were businesses in the towns of Wilkie and Rosetown.

Alyson Edwards, a Saskatoon police spokeswoman, says they're working with the RCMP to determine whether the thefts are connected.

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