A couple from West Bromwich was left in complete shock after they found their expensive Mercedes AMG stripped naked by thieves.
The thieves took the doors, wheels, seats, and some of the food that was left inside the expensive vehicle.
Paul Hampton and Jacqui Heeley, the couple, woke up on December 10, 2020, after their neighbor told them to look at their vehicle.
The couple initially thought that their vehicle had been smashed, but when they saw it, it was something worse.
The couple saw that their vehicle was completely naked.
The car of the couple, which is a 2018 C-Class AMG, had lost both its front doors, the bonnet, the boot lid, the front seats, and all 4 of its wheels.
The thieves also ate some of the sweets that were left by the couple inside their vehicle.
Talking about the horrible thing that happened, Paul, who is from West Bromwich, said:
When I stepped outside the front door, I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. They hadn’t damaged any panels, it’s just been stripped bare. These are professionals and appear to work in teams of five or six to cut the time down. Each person has their own job. They didn’t just cut the wires in the doors, they unclipped the connectors to avoid damaging it. They’ve left the remaining parts in perfect condition. They didn’t leave any fingerprints because they’d worn latex gloves and it probably didn’t take them long to get everything off as they’re not your average car thieves. We’ve spoken to some mechanic friends and they believe they wanted the bumper and lights because there’s a sensor inside them which makes them worth £1,000. They must have been disturbed before that happened though because they only managed to get the registration plates off. More could have been taken. I normally have a cup of tea with my neighbour before going to work but this morning she’d woken up and rushed over. She’d seen the car boot arms sticking in the air and thought she was seeing things so when she came outside she said she had a heart attack. I went to bed like normal at 10pm but obviously by 4.30am this had been done. It’s because they’re so efficient.
The couple bought the car in April of 2018.
The damage that the car sustained in this incident is around $18,400.
Paul said this AMG C-Class is his 5th Mercedes vehicle in the last 15 years.
The man added:
This is my fifth Mercedes, I’ve had them for the last 15 years. I’ve never had anything like this happen before. It almost puts me off getting another one. I’d be better just having a £500 banger on the drive for them to steal. I just want people to be aware this is happening. I could have done things like put the car around the back of the house but I think they’d have still done what they did. They didn’t take the car, which would have been better for me probably. It’s fitted with a tracker so we could have found it. When you’ve never seen anything like this before, it really does come as a shock. Some people might not be able to take the shock that I saw yesterday morning. These people just don’t care. They’ve got no feeling for anybody. Instead of getting a proper job like everyone else, they think it’s quicker to steal. The worst thing is I’ve had to cancel jobs, which I’ve always hated doing. I was due to go to London but had to sort insurance instead. People didn’t believe me when I told them why. I had to send them pictures to prove it.
The West Midlands Police released a statement about the horrible incident.
The spokesperson said in the statement:
We were made aware of a Mercedes car being stripped of all its parts while parked on Marsh Lane in Hill Top, West Bromwich sometime between 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 December and 4.45am on Thursday 10 December.
Anyone that has information about the horrible incident can call the authorities at 101 anytime.
You can also give information about the incident by calling Crimestopeprs anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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