Family in 'absolute shock' after keyless car thieves steal Range Rover
PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 December 2018
A family have spoken of their "absolute shock" after waking up to discover their Range Rover had been stolen by keyless car thieves.
Kate Beazley had packed up the family car, a black Range Rover Sport, in anticipation of visiting her mum.
But while the family slept, the car was taken in the early hours from their drive.
Mrs Beazley, 35, said: “I was supposed to be visiting my mum in Devon and was due to set off very early in the morning.
“I was in absolute shock and still am.
“All mine and my daughter’s clothes for our trip were packed in the car.”
Kate added that her seven-year-old daughter is now “scared of her shadow”, following the theft.
Range Rover Sports can cost anything between £50,000 and £90,000 depending on their spec.
Her husband, Richard, 43 said: “I have heard there is a stealing-to-order situation here.”
He says he is disappointed at the response he has had from Land Rover following the family’s ordeal.
“Land Rover have really not helped us at all.
“We are totally in their hands and they are doing nothing,” Mr Beazley said.
The couple said they have never had anything stolen from them before and it has been very inconvenient for them not having a car.
Mr Beazley added: “We are not rich.
“We are just a normal family.
“It’s a luxury for us to have such an expensive car.
“We will not be buying another from Land Rover.”
The car was stolen on Friday, November 30, from Tolmers Road in Cuffley.
A Land Rover spokesman said: “Vehicle theft is a criminal and industry-wide issue and is ever-evolving.
“Jaguar Land Rover takes the issue seriously and works tirelessly to counter the ever-changing nature of vehicle thefts.
“The InControl secure tracking system offered on all our vehicles has had a more than 90 per cent success rate of retrieving stolen vehicles.”
It is not the first time the area has seen keyless car thieves in operation.
One man was jailed recently after he was caught by police in Potters Bar in connection with the theft of a Range Rover.
Witnesses or anyone with information on the Cuffley theft should contact Herts Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/61083/18.