21 charged in heist of 100 Chicago car-share vehicles
© Getty Images

Authorities in Chicago announced charges against 21 people after 100 cars were stolen from a car-share service.

Car-sharing company car2go found Wednesday that 100 vehicles, including 50 Mercedes-Benz cars, were missing in Chicago, ABC News reported Friday, citing a statement from the Chicago Police Department. Police said that those behind the heist may have first rented the cars while using car2go's mobile app. 

ADVERTISEMENT

A city police officer told ABC that all of the cars have been found.

The 21 individuals were charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles, and one of them was also charged with felony financial identity theft, Chicago Police spokeswoman Sally Bown told the news outlet. 

The company tweeted Thursday that it was "actively recovering" its vehicles and working closely with police. 

 Car2go rents out cars to users and charges them a rate by the minute.