‘IF IT looks suspicious – it probably is’ was the verdict of police after a good call by a resident led to the recovery of a Land Rover Defender 90.
The drama unfolded last Tuesday, March 6 at 5.30pm, after thieves raided a farm in nearby Morton Bagot, stealing a shotgun and the keys to a red Ferrari 458, a red Jaguar F-Type and the blue Land Rover before making off with them.
Later, a resident in Holt Road in Studley spotted the Land Rover and realised it wasn’t a vehicle owned by any householders.
Keeping watch, they saw a blue Mercedes pull up alongside it, remove several items from the Defender before jumping back in their car and speeding off towards Bromsgrove Road.
The police were called and the vehicle was recovered.
Meanwhile other officers were tracking the Ferrari and Jaguar which were seen heading north out of Warwickshire and heading for Birmingham.
In a joint operation local officers joined with West Midlands Police while the Police helicopter was also scrambled.
The two cars were then tracked down and found parked and unattended in the Wood End area of Birmingham, near Erdington.
Police say further enquires are now ongoing to trace the offenders.