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Criminals steal £3million in Jaguar car parts after astonishing Gone in 60 Seconds-style heist – Mirror.co.uk

Criminals have driven off with an estimated ?3 million in engines from a Jaguar plant in an astonishing film-style heist. A suspected stolen HGV lorry was used to steal the huge haul of expensive car parts from the Jaguar Land Rover Solihull plant. It is understood the audacious heist took place in full view of security cameras in just six minutes on Tuesday night.

Police are now hunting the gang behind the theft which insiders say has left management and staff ‘stunned’. Jaguar Land Rover is also offering a ‘substantial reward’, the Birmingham Mail reported.[1]

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Land Rover/Jaguar site in SolihullLand Rover/Jaguar site in Solihull

Insiders say the stolen 40 tonne lorry arrived at the Solihull Lode Lane depot at 10.30pm on Tuesday and entered through the security-manned D1 gate. The HGV then drove to the Lagoons depot and hooked up to a trailer containing the car engines, before driving out.

Sources claim the criminals obtained paperwork from the site before leaving – making their escape easier. The stolen lorry is believed to have unloaded in the Coventry area. Incredibly, the same lorry is believed to returned to the factory a couple of hours later before hooking up another trailer and driving off with more car engines.

A source said: “They just hooked up the trailers. They were in and out in just six minutes with the first theft. The whole place is in uproar about it.”

As reported by the Birmingham Mail, a JLR spokesman said: “We can confirm that we are working closely with West Midlands Police to investigate the theft of engines from the Solihull manufacturing plant. “A reward is on offer to anyone who has information which leads to the successful recovery of these engines. “It would be inappropriate for us to make any further comment whilst this investigation is ongoing.”

West Midlands Police has not yet commented.

References

  1. ^ the Birmingham Mail reported. (www.birminghammail.co.uk)

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1 Response

  1. avatar Nick Clark says:

    How did they get hold of the paperwork?

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