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Police hunting for car thief who stole BMW on test drive

  • Police hunting for man who stole BMW 118 convertible while out on test drive
  • Car was taken from Angus Buchanan Workshops on Friday evening
  • Officers say vehicle was last seen on the A134 on the Suffolk-Essex border

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Police are hunting for a brazen car thief who stole a BMW 118 from a dealership while out on a test drive.

Angus Buchanan Workshops, in Leavenheath, Suffolk had the 10-year-old BMW valued at £4,000 when the ‘stocky’ man came under the pretence of wanting to buy it.

He was allowed to take the convertible out for a test drive but to the horror of the waiting salesmen he never returned, the East Anglian Times reports.


The incident, which took place last Friday (September 3), has now been reported to the police who are appealing for information.

Fraser Buchanan, a partner at the garage, said the theft represented a significant financial loss to the dealership.

He said: ‘They turned up and asked to test drive the BMW as that was the car they were interested in looking at.

‘Although it was not as valuable as a new car it still is money lost for the company.’


The silver BMW has the number plate BX10 UTG and was last seen on the A134 at around 5.30pm last Friday.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number 37/48789/21.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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