HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – The search is on for the person(s) who stole a big and very expensive motor home from a popular RV show in Hampton.
The 36-foot vehicle is worth more than $275,000. It was parked outside the Hampton Convention Center on Coliseum Drive for a show this upcoming weekend and was last seen Monday.
The vehicle belongs to Dodd RV in Portsmouth. They reported it missing on Wednesday. 10 On Your Side received a call from an employee there asking to help get the word out in hopes of finding it.
Scott Hudgins is a sales representative with Dodd RV. He says he’s never witnessed anything like this in his year of working for the company.
“It’s not hiding in a garage somewhere,” said Hudgins. “It is out in the open.”
The new 2019 Tiffin Allegro Red 33AA RV is maroon and silver in color and has all the bells and whistles. It even includes solar panels.
“It’s got a kitchen, tile floors, dishwasher, washer/dryer, it’s a home on wheels,” Hudgins said.
Hampton Police confirmed they took the stolen vehicle report Wednesday morning.
Hudgins told 10 On Your Side that he was told a security camera in the parking lot was blocked by a massive tree. He says the ordeal is a wild ride.
“They would have had to have some knowledge of RVs, there’s battery disconnects, there are things someone would have known to turn it on to get this thing to drive, I don’t think it’s someone who took it for parts. I think it’s someone who knows RVs.”
The transport tag # is 36249T. If you see it out an about in Hampton Roads, please contact police.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online.