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Burbank police search for Dr. Phil's stolen Chevy

August 28, 2012 |  2:54 pm

Dr. philBurbank police are asking for the public's help in recovering Dr. Phil's vintage Chevy that was reported stolen from an auto restoration business earlier this week.

The theft is believed to have taken place around midnight on Sunday when a burglar alarm was tripped at RODZ Fabrication Co. in the 2800 block of North Lincoln Street in Burbank, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

The car was at the business because its owner, Phil McGraw -- host of the television show "Dr. Phil" and an author and psychologist -- was having trouble with the engine.

Investigators believe the thieves cut the lock to the secured gate then pried open a metal roll-up gate, Ryburn said.

It was not immediately clear how the thieves got the car, a black 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, although the keys were at the business. There was no security video.

Burbank police said Dr. Phil put the estimated value of the car with its upgrades at about $100,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3210.

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Photo: Phil McGraw speaks onstage during the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 30, 2009 Credit: John Shearer/Getty Images

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