This past Tuesday was not a decent one for Jaguar Land Rover. As indicated by British news source Birmingham Mail, simply over $3.7 million worth of engines were stolen from the company's manufacturing plant in Solihull, England. Apparently, the thieves drove up to the site in a stolen semi-truck, found a trailer loaded with engines, hooked it up, and drove off.
According to Birmingham Mail reported, this is the second time a robbery of this sort has happened at the site. The past time occurred in the very same way, yet the engines stolen were estimated at over $1.2 million, and five individuals were convicted of the crime. As of now, local police are searching for the most recent suspects and the stolen engines. The trailers were found, however, were found empty.
In an official announcement, Jaguar Land Rover remarked, "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."
Furthermore, local media also reported that the criminals went into the Solihull facility at 10.30 pm on January 31st and made it through the security entryway to the plant, stacked up to the trailer with the engines and made an exit. The thieves did this twice in one night, with a similar truck, and got the first trailer in only six minutes.
The police did not guess on regardless of whether there is a probability of an inside job circumstance. Then again, Jaguar hasn't affirmed the number or make of the engines stolen from the site. Jaguar Land Rover is likewise yet to affirm if the incident will affect assembling or vehicle conveyances.