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Federal agents on scene at Salem car dealership, The Rod Shop

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10:06 p.m.

From Morgan Donnelly

Still no new details involving a federal investigation of the Salem car dealership, The Rod Shop.

Folks that live in the neighborhood behind the shop say they are shocked by the news. Many saying this is a quiet neighborhood.

"Sure would like to know what is going on and if it is something that is not good neighborhood we would like to know so we feel like we are safe and know what is going on," says Nancy Wilson.

6:00 p.m.

From Morgan Donnelly, WSLS reporter in the field

The owner of The Rod Shop tell WSLS that agents took a computer from his business, the raid is part of a grand jury investigation, and that no arrests have been made.

The raid forced the dealership to close today.  It will re-open on Thursday.


2:51 p.m.

By Scott Leamon, WSLS reporter

A pair of sources confirm federal investigators are on scene at this hour at the Salem used car dealership, The Rod Shop.

Local and state police declined to give any details, citing the fact that it was a federal operation.

A WSLS 10 photographer is on scene, and says the Rod Shop is currently closed.

The photographer said what appears to be federal and state investigators are inside the car dealership.

WSLS 10 is awaiting more details from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

We'll have much more on this story tonight starting at 5 p.m.