For more years that I care to remember we went thru times where aftermarket radio face plates were being stolen off unlocked freshly traded units in the back line of our To*&@a dealership. Hardly ever did we lose an entire radio but those freakin' face plates never stayed in a car for more than a day. After maybe 5 years of this nonsense I got a call from the GM dealer next door and he's telling me he's had the same on-going problem for two or three years. We both set up camers, baited cars but never could catch the thief. One day months later I'm at the stereo shop a block behind us and I'm buying some HID lights from him to replace a set that were swiped out of an in stock used hi line sedan when I spy in the office a huge glass cabinet stuffed (as in overflowing with) aftermarket face plates. I ask him where he gets them from and he tells me he buys them from "Mike". "You mean Mike, my lot man?" I ask. He responds "Yes, he tells me you just throw them out when a vehicle with an aftermarket radio gets traded in" I was dumbfounded! One of my own, most trusted employees was robbing these from me, selling them to this shop right behind me for fifty bucks or so then thru a chain I had been purchasing back same said "replacement" face plates for 100 - $125. And yes.........Mikes close buddy Edgar, the lot man at the GM store, was in the deal too, stealing from his employer and selling the hot face plates. I felt so stupid and betrayed to have this going on right under my watch and involving a trusted person who worked under my command. We fired Mike that afternoon and in the 5 years since I think only 2 face-plates have walked out of our dealership. The past two years the new problem is catalytic converters being robbed off some of our new trucks. The price of rare metal is up, steel is up, and a small agile person with a fully charged power saw can slither under a parked 4x4 and have it off in 90 seconds. To replace a sawed off cat. and exhaust system can run me from $1500 to over $4500 in some cases. Earlier this summer in one night they circumcised 5 new 4x4 trucks. A 6th one was found with the blade still suck in the pipe but the system was still partially intact. His battery must have died on that last truck he touched.