Five arrested after allegedly trying to steal vehicle from Manheim Auto Auction

RACINE (WITI) -- Racine County Sheriff's Deputies took five individuals into custody Tuesday, September 9th after they allegedly tried to steal a vehicle from the Manheim Auto Auction in the Town of Raymond.

According to officials, the Racine County Communications Center received a call around 3:45 p.m. about people cutting the fence to the Manheim Auto Auction on 27th Street.

Police says the suspects fled to a getaway vehicle waiting at a nearby business after being confronted by security personnel.

The caller was able to provide a description of the getaway vehicle and the suspects.

Racine County Sheriff's Deputies located the getaway vehicle and took five individuals into custody.

Racine officials say their investigation revealed that the suspects cut a large hole in the exterior fencing of Manheim Auto Auction and unsuccessfully attempted to jump a stolen vehicle over a wooden barrier and through the fence at the perimeter of the property.

The five suspects are being help at the Racine County Jail on multiple felony charges.