Super Cars – West Midlands Police discover £300k-worth of stolen supercars in ‘biggest find’ in force history
Police officers on the trail of a stolen car unexpectedly discovered a haul of luxury missing vehicles worth a staggering £300k.
The discovery by West Midlands Police officers turned out to be the biggest stolen car seizure known in their department’s history – and possibly the largest force-wide for an operation which was not pre-planned.
PCs Amir Rahman Azadi and Mohammed Amer responded to a radio call on Tuesday, February 16, for a stolen vehicle traced to the Stechford area via a GPS tracker which had ‘pinged’.
On patrolling the area and checking side roads, the cops came across an underground car park on Station Road where they found the vehicle.
But they didn’t stop there – after logging the details the pair decided to have a thorough look around.
A second stolen car was quickly located and the situation jumped up in gear as two turned to four, then six and kept going until the officers finally unearthed nine stolen high powered cars.
Mercedes, BMW and Audis were amongst the vehicles found concealed in the car park, close to Stechford Police Station.
In addition, dangerous weapons found inside the cars were seized, including a machete and Rambo knives.
The officers, who were meant to clock off at 3pm, eventually left the scene at 8pm.
The force has praised the officers for their ‘stunning work’ – and confirmed no arrests have yet been carried out.
Sergeant Lee Howkins said: “In 19 years of service this is the biggest single find of stolen vehicles from one proactive PNC check that I can think of.
“£300,000’s worth of stolen vehicles recovered in 4 hours. Hats off to PC Amer and PC Azadi. Stunning work.
“For a spontaneous live job, this is the largest car seizure I’ve known in my service.”
No arrests have been made so far, but enquiries continue to trace those responsible for taking the cars.
Earlier this week, BirminghamLive reported how soccer star Troy Deeney’s stolen £180,000 Lamborghini was previously discovered at the same car park.
The Watford striker’s luxury motor was recovered at the car park back in March 2017.
Super Cars - West Midlands Police discover £300k-worth of stolen supercars in 'biggest find' in force history
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