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Thieves steal R500-million worth of engines from Jaguar Land Rover

6 February 2017

Last Tuesday, a group of thieves stole a trailer full of engines by driving a truck right into the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull, in the UK and drove back out after hitching a trailer to the truck. Then, they returned two hours later and did it again.

Though the company manufactures most of its engines in Wolverhampton (on the other side of Birmingham), it installs them into a wide variety of vehicles it assembles at Solihull – including the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery, Jaguar F-Pace, and Jaguar XE.

The thieves, despite driving a stolen truck had all the correct paperwork, so they drove in, hitching up a trailer, and drove off all within six minutes. They came back later and repeated the process. All of this was caught on the security camera but it didn’t initially cause alarm.

The stolen truck was later found abandoned, but the engines were not.