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      02-05-2017, 01:39 PM   #1
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Thieves Swipe $4 Million In Engines From Jaguar Land Rover Plant



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It reads like something out of a movie probably starring Jason Statham or George Clooney but this one happened in real life.

Last Tuesday, a group of thieves drove a truck right into a Jaguar Land Rover plant in the UK and drove back out with a trailer full of engines. As if that weren't brazen enough, they came back two hours later and did it again.

According to the report from the Birmingham Mail, the matter was as simple as entering the facility, hitching up a trailer, and driving off all of which (in the first instance) took less than six minutes. Despite driving a stolen truck, the thieves had their paperwork in order. So while the entire incident was thoroughly captured on security cameras, their arrival and departure through the security gates raised no eyebrows until long afterward.

All told, they're said to have stolen some two trailers full of engines, the total value of which comes to an estimated 3 million or $3.75m at current exchange rates. The stolen truck was reportedly later found abandoned, but the engines were not.

The heist went down at JLR's plant in Solihull, just south of Birmingham in the West Midlands the heart of the UK's automotive industry. 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 Solihull plant is just over an hour away from Milton Keynes, where thieves made off with a truckload of trophies from the Red Bull Racing headquarters about two years ago.
http://www.carscoops.com/2017/02/thi...ines-from.html
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What is their cost of a Jaguar engine (no transmission and not sales price)? Somewhat surprised they can get almost $2 million worth of engines in a trailer.
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Could be specialized motors for race program or big dog cars
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Seems more like I'm doing this to piss you off/cost you money rather than stealing to sell and make money kind of theft.
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Hmm... inside job anyone?

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...ar-land-rover/

Someone was probably too anxious, had to ditch old inventory.
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They'll have to return them after a recall
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They'll have to return them after a recall
Yep , the bearings suck too .
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What is their cost of a Jaguar engine (no transmission and not sales price)? Somewhat surprised they can get almost $2 million worth of engines in a trailer.
Well it was 2 full trailers this round, each with 75 pallets loaded, 4 engines per pallet (V6 Gas and Diesel). Another trailer was taken a few days earlier.
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I assume there's an APB out for somebody buying a truckload of gaskets for Jaguar engines.
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Psst....psst....hey buddy I can make you a smoking deal on an engine. Want 2? I can really do a deal.
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I can't see this working long-term. Too many ways to trace it back to them. Engines these days are so specific to the exact application, with their ECUs and other equipment, you can't simply drop them in another car, and if it's something that's used as a replacement (crash/warranty) being currently produced, then there'd be a bunch of ways to trace it back as a stolen engine. Unless they are holding them hostage or something ridiculous, it just doesn't seem like it'd make the thieves any money.
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More than likely the thieves will ship them to another country, scrap the engines, and melt them down to sell. Maybe not as valuable as the engines themselves, but certainly a way of making money on the lot without anyone noticing.
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