20th Jun, 2019

Tailgating thieves steal two Range Rovers

Coventry Editorial 13th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DETECTIVES have released CCTV footage after thieves stole two Range Rovers from a city showroom.

Thieves stole the two vehicles from the Car Select Showroom by tailgating other cars through a security barrier and into the businesses car park.

The first Range Rover HSE was stolen at 5.13pm on Tuesday, May 19 with CCTV footage showing the thieves in a car pulling up behind another vehicle and following it through a security barrier before speeding off along Old Church Road.

The footage also shows two men on the site earlier that day that may be potential witnesses to the theft.

But, when West Midlands Police officers eventually found the vehicle in a lock up unit near the Ricoh Arena on Friday, May 22, it had been completely dismantled and wrecked with just the body shell and parts left.

A week later on Wednesday May, 27 at 5.35pm, a white man is caught on camera stealing a second Range Rover from the site – again by tailgating another vehicle through the security barriers.

The second car was found intact on cloned plates parked in Cheylesmore on June 1.


Detective Sergeant Dave Faries, from Coventry Police, said he believed the high-value Range Rovers were targeted so they could be stripped down and sold for parts.

He added: “The first car was completely gutted but I think the second car was found before they had the opportunity to strip it down.

“We would like to hear from anyone who may recognise the two men in the one clip ? if they are not involved we can eliminate them from our enquiries.

“Again if anyone knows the identity of the white man stealing the silver Range Rover, get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Coventry Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The company have since changed their security procedures.

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