Thieves with a taste for black, expensive fast cars continue to target Sydney's eastern suburbs, with two luxury cars worth A$500,000 (NZ$637,000) stolen a day after their owner brought them home.Police said two men broke into the garage of in Rose Bay on Saturday - less than a week after a resident in nearby Vaucluse was carjacked in his black BMW as he drove into his underground car park.The timing of the weekend hit was extraordinary. The owner of the cars, a 2012 black Porsche Panamera Turbo S and a 2012 black Mercedes C350, had brought them home the day before.The Porsche is one of only two of its colour and model in Australia, and sells from A$440,200. The Mercedes is worth about A$94,400.The Rose Bay Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Peter Daley said it was unclear how the thieves gained access to the garage, but the keys to both cars were nearby.''The keys were actually with the vehicles or close by the vehicles,'' he said.The thieves were in the garage for nearly an hour.Police are now examining a range of theories, including whether the thieves had been aware of the owner's purchase beforehand.Inspector Daley said there was no evidence to suggest the theft was some kind of set-up.A NSW Police spokesman was unable to shed any light on how the men got into the garage.''It's not clear … There's no signs of forced entry,'' the spokesman said.Meanwhile, police have not found the black BMW stolen in Petrarch Avenue, Vaucluse, on June 25 as its 26-year-old driver tried to enter an underground car park.Thieves blocked the entrance to the car park with bollards to lure the man out of the car, before they demanded his keys and drove away.Inspector Daley said there was no evidence that the two thefts were linked.
Luxury cars bought one day, stolen the next
Tuesday, 03 July 2012
Thieves with a taste for black, expensive fast cars continue to target Sydney's eastern suburbs, with two luxury cars worth A$500,000 (NZ$637,000) stolen a day after their owner brought them home.