Two Jailed For Stealing 59 Ford Fiestas Worth $428,000 During Five-month Crime Spree
Court sent two to jail for stealing 59 Ford Fiestas worth more than £350,000 ($428,000) during a five-month crime spree.
Between June and November last year, they stole 59 Fiestas, which police say were then stripped for parts.
The thieves, aged 21 and 22, used transmitter devices to unlock the Ford Fiestas before fleeing the various scenes.
The duo reportedly target vehicles at train stations and car parks in broad daylight.
Britain’s most-owned car is also the most stolen, with Ford Fiesta thefts increasing 53 per cent in 2022.
DVLA figures show 5,979 Fiestas were reported stolen last year compared to 3,909 in 2021.
A Birmingham Crown Court has jailed two thieves, Kaine Guest-Scott and Theon Lynch for stealing fifty-nine (59) Ford Fiestas worth £350,000 ($428,000) during a five-month crime spree.
After the pair both admitted to their crimes, Guest-Scott, 22, was sentenced to four years in prison, while Lynch, 21, will serve three years and one month.
Between June and November last year, Guest-Scott and Lynch stole 59 Ford Fiestas, which they later strip for parts. Police said that the duo reportedly target vehicles at train stations and car parks in broad daylight.
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The thieves used transmitter devices to unlock the cars – which were registered between 2012 and 2017 – before fleeing the various scenes, according to police investigation.
Britain’s most-owned car is also the most stolen, with Ford Fiesta thefts increasing 53% in 2022, according to DailyMail. DVLA figures show 5,979 Fiestas were reported stolen last year compared to 3,909 in 2021.
Sergeant Mitch Darby, from the Vehicle Crime Taskforce, said :
“This is a great result and has meant that two prolific car thieves have been brought to justice and prevented from stealing any more cars.
“Guest-Scott and Lynch brazenly committed these crimes again and again in the middle of the day when their unsuspected victims were at work who would return to these car parks to find that their car had gone.”