Sign Of The Times

A pre-owned Chevrolet Avalanche rests on a jack after all four wheels and tires were stolen from Dossett Big 4 pre-owned vehicle lot on Gloster Street sometime between closing on Thursday and opening on Friday. “The economy is bad and that represents easy money.” Owner Rudy Dossett said. The sticker value of the wheels is $5,200. But, according to Dossett, the thieves are unlikely to sell the wheels and not get caught. Similar incidents in the past have led quickly to arrests. “If they’re caught, we’ll prosecute.” Rudy Dossett Jr. said. Tupelo police are investigating. The dealership is implementing several security measures to ensure that there are no repeat burglaries. (C. Todd Sherman)