Thieves Loot $3.75 Million Worth of Land Rover Engines
Thieves Loot $3.75 Million Worth of Land Rover Engines. Recent news from across the pond report that $3.75 million worth of engines have been stolen from the Jaguar- Land Rover Solihull plant. According to Birmingham Mail, the heist took place in full view of the security cameras and only took six minutes. A suspected stolen 40 tonne HGV lorry arrived at 10:30 pm on Tuesday night and entered through the security-manned D1 gate before driving to the Lagoons depot and hooked up to a trailer containing the car engines. It is believed that the vehicle returned a few hours later, driving off with more engines, after unloading in the Coventry area. The culprits made off with pertinent paperwork, which made their escape easier. The empty trailers have since been located, but police are still working on identifying the thieves.
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.”