Atlanta, Georgia- A Florida man arrived in Banks County late last week with a prize antique Corvette, but someone decided to help themselves to the classic car valued at more than $100,000.
Banks County sheriff Charles Chapman said his office received a call early Saturday morning from a guest at the Hampton Inn who went outside at approximately 7 a.m. and noticed his truck and the trailer which contained the 1965 Corvette gone. The man was driving a 1983 Chevrolet truck and pulled an enclosed trailer with the Corvette inside.
Everything together was valued at $121,000 although the Corvette accounted for the bulk of that amount. The man was able to give the license plate numbers and identification numbers for the missing vehicles.
Alerts were put out immediately for the missing truck, trailer and Corvette, Chapman said, although nothing has materialized at this point.
The sheriff said theft of vehicles during the Super Chevy Show has become a problem in recent years. He noted several of the vehicles have been recovered.
Anyone with any information concerning this theft is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 706-677-2248.