Thief hot wires and drives off in Land Rover Defender from car showroom in Sheffield

A brazen thief walked into a car showroom in Sheffield, hot wired a Land Rover Defender and drove off in the vehicle.

By Claire Lewis
Friday, 28th June 2019, 7:37 am
Updated Monday, 1st July 2019, 6:00 pm

He struck at Westbourne Professional on Edmund Road, Highfield, at 4.15pm yesterday.

Staff at the car showroom said he was dropped off on the back of a motorbike, walked inside and hot wired a Land Rover Defender 110 in the space of six minutes.

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The vehicle, with the registration number HT56FHR, is silver and has a contrasting grey roof and grills.

A £1,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of the Defender.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 565 of June 27.