Investigators Uncover Chop Shop Operation in Huntsville
January 24, 2017
Huntsville Police Burglary Investigators uncovered a “Chop Shop” operation at a Huntsville custom car shop last week.
Investigators began working a burglary to a storage unit at 10344 County Line Road last week in which a motorcycle was stolen. Surveillance video led investigators to Whiplash Kustoms, 2494 Washington Street. A search of the business resulted in investigators recovering the stolen motorcycle from the storage building, as well as several other stolen motorcycles. Investigators also recovered a ford Mustang that had been reported stolen out of Georgia, and a Dodge Ram 1500 truck that had recently been stolen from a dealership in Huntsville. The truck was in the process of being stripped, and the Mustang had already been completely stripped. Investigators also recovered several other items that may be stolen as well. The investigation is ongoing and investigators are working with the Georgia agency on the stolen Mustang case.
The primary suspect in the case, Eric Shea Lambert, fled before investigators searched the business. He is wanted on a felony charge of Receiving Stolen Property First Degree. Lambert is a 36 year old white male, 5’8” – 5’10”, 160 – 170 pounds with curly brown hair. If anyone knows his whereabouts they are asked to contact the Huntsville Police Department, (256)722-7100.