A Jaguar Land Rover heist was so fast, that the gang stole around $3.7 million worth of engines from the Jaguar Land Rover Solihull plant after brazenly passing through security.
All done in six minutes.
Criminals used a suspected stolen HGV lorry in the audacious heist at the Lode Lane site on Tuesday night – which took place in full view of security cameras.
Police are now hunting the gang who returned to the scene of the crime to steal more engines with the 40-ton truck, which was unloaded in the Coventry area.
JLR has posted a reward to catch the crooks who stole engines initially understood to be worth around $3.7 million.
One source said: “How they got the lorry in and out so quickly is quite some story. We heard the lorry came in at 10.30pm on Tuesday through gates at D1 then drove to the Lagoons depot. We were told a trailer was attached and was full of new engines. That lorry was in and out of the plant in six minutes.”
They added: “Later that night the same lorry came back and did it all over again. It attached another wagon and then it drove out past the security guards and that wagon was not seen again all night. But we have heard that the driver had the yellow documents he needed so he could show the security guards on the way out, without having to be searched.”
“He could already of had them on him when he entered the plant, or perhaps he got them when in there,” the source added.
The engines that are gone are dealt with by Land Rover employees, and are usually stored in a building. The ones that have ben taken were already in trailers. Either they were due to go somewhere or were due to be moved somewhere on site.