ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) --St. Paul police say they have recovered six collector cars stolen this week from a body shop and are searching for suspects.

Police say the vintage vehicles were found abandoned in a wooded area of Woodbury, St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said. They belong to a 77-year-old man who is a lifelong car enthusiast.

Investigators say thieves kicked in the door of a garage behind the Highland Collision Center where the six cars were being stored and drove them away early Sunday morning.

Reports say suspects took a 1967 Chevy Impala, a 1965 Pontiac LeMans, a 1965 GTO convertible, a 2000 Pontiac Firebird, a 2000 GMC pickup, and a 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

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