Top-of-the-range sports cars worth hundreds of thousands of pounds have been stolen from a new Black Country dealership – along with some teabags.
Ten sports cars worth a total of £350,000 were stolen from the Extreme UK Ltd dealership in Stourbridge. They included luxury motors such as a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Porsche 911 and two Subaru Imprezas.
And the thieves not only helped themselves to the swanky cars – they also had the nerve to steal teabags, coffee and even the draining board. A kettle, a toaster and two coffee mugs were also taken from the premises.
Staff were alerted to the break-in, when they discovered the roller shutters to the dealership were halfway up on early Sunday morning.
Managing director James Challis said: "The vehicles taken were a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Porsche 911, two Subaru Imprezas, three Mitsubish Evolutions and a Renault Clio V6.
"We are all completely devastated, it was a shock to see them all gone. We have only been here seven weeks. The whole team has really pulled together."
Mr Challis said it appeared to have been a "very professional" theft. Police are investigating.
Mr Challis said he had at first envisaged being the victim of an "Oceans Eleven" professional-style job involving scores of people.
But Mr Challis added that he believed the raid at the showroom only involved three or four people.
He said: "There are things that keep cropping up that just make me think that. For instance along with the cars, tea, coffee, sugar and cups were taken, but more expensive computer equipment was left behind.
"And our CCTV seems to show that the thieves made as many as seven trips to and from the garage to take the 10 cars over a long period.
"We have electric roller shutters and it seems to me a truck was used to ram them after the thieves had got in through the front door and smashed the alarm.
"The cars were then driven straight out – but because of the amount of trips, I would say no more than three or four people were involved."
The Lamborghini Gallardo, a Porsche Carrera and a Lancer Evolution were later recovered by police nearby but seven of the luxury motors are still missing.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "It is not clear whether the cars – including a Lamborghini, a Porsche and several Mitsubishi Evolutions – were driven away individually or taken on a transporter.
"It is unclear at this stage whether the vehicles had been specifically targeted or had fallen into the hands of opportunist thieves."