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Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson reveals thieves stole his £64,000 Range Rover while he slept

Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson reveals thieves stole his £64,000 Range Rover that was parked in his driveway while he was sleeping

  • Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson said thieves took his £64,000 Range Rover
  • He said two hooded figures broke into his home in Manchester at 2:35 a.m.
  • The 36-year-old actor plays the role of Ste Hay, originally a bad boy, in the soap opera.

Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson claims two hooded thieves stole his £64,000 Range Rover.

Richardson said the car was parked in her driveway while she slept at the Manchester home she shares with her husband Carl Hyland and their two children and was stolen in the early hours of the morning.

The 36-year-old captioned a post from his Range Rover on Instagram, saying it was: ‘STOLEN LAST NIGHT [by] two hooded figures at 2:35 am from my home in Worsley, Manchester area.’

He added that if he is “spotted” that “please” send him “a message”. Mr. Richardson also said that the registration number begins with ‘X22K’.

The Range Rover Sport was one of the most stolen cars of 2021 as criminal gangs increasingly use keyless technology to target high-value premium cars.

Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson claims two hooded thieves stole his £64,000 Range Rover (car pictured)

Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson claims two hooded thieves stole his £64,000 Range Rover (car pictured)

The 36-year-old captioned a post from his Range Rover on Instagram, saying it was: 'STOLEN LAST NIGHT [by] two hooded figures at 2.35am from my home in Worsley, Manchester area'

The 36-year-old captioned a post from his Range Rover on Instagram, saying it was: ‘STOLEN LAST NIGHT [by] two hooded figures at 2.35am from my home in Worsley, Manchester area’

Richardson (pictured at the 2019 Pride of Britain awards) said the car was parked in her driveway while she slept at the Manchester home she shares with husband Carl Hyland and their two children.

Richardson (pictured at the 2019 Pride of Britain awards) said the car was parked in her driveway while she slept at the Manchester home she shares with husband Carl Hyland and their two children.

The 15 most stolen car models in 2020

1. ford-party-3,392

two. Land Rover Range Rover – 2,881

3. volkswagen golf-1975

Four. Ford Focus – 1,587

5. BMW 3 Series – 1,435

6. Vauxhall Astra-1126

7. Land Rover Discovery-900

8. Mercedes-Benz E-Class – 766

9. BMW 5 Series – 678

10 Nissan Qashqai-655

eleven Ford Kuga-620

12 BMW X5-551

13 Fiat 500 – 358

14 Mercedes-Benz GLC-342

fifteen. Audi A6-268

Source: DVLA Records for all vehicles reported stolen by police between January 1, 2020 and December 21, 2020 – Result of a Rivervale Leasing freedom of information request

Mr. Richardson, best known for playing Ste Hay in Hollyoaks, received support for his devastating robbery from co-star Katie McGlynn, who said: ‘Shared! Vile cretins! I hope you are well.’

Stephanie Waring, who plays Cindy Cunningham on the soap, posted: ‘Just shared for you! sorry mate that’s horrible [kiss kiss].’

Hollyoaks alumna Jacqueline Boatswain, who recently starred in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, ‘Oh my friend! That’s fucking horrible. I hope you get it back. I have a big ugly yellow wheel lock on mine to make it harder for thieves.

People with keyless cars are advised to get a wheel lock to prevent theft.

In terms of the engines most targeted by thieves, the Ford Fiesta topped the charts with 3,392 cases reported to the DVLA in 2020.

With the Fiesta being the UK’s most popular engine, being the UK’s most registered car for 12 consecutive years, it is significantly more likely to top the charts.

The Range Rover, at the luxury car end, was again second on the list.

Its sports model retails from £63,390.

There were 2,881 reported cases of expensive SUVs being stolen from caregivers last year, up 50 percent from 2019.

Criminal gangs use keyless technology to target high-value premium cars, a problem that has worsened in recent years.

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The Range Rover Sport (pictured by Mr. Richardson's appeal on Instagram) was one of the most stolen cars of 2021 as criminal gangs increasingly use keyless technology to target high-value premium cars.

The Range Rover Sport (pictured by Mr. Richardson’s appeal on Instagram) was one of the most stolen cars of 2021 as criminal gangs increasingly use keyless technology to target high-value premium cars.

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A separate report by Global Telemetrics, a leading provider of vehicle tracking devices, provided further evidence that Range Rovers rank high on criminal gang lists.

Most of his clients are high-end motor owners looking to protect their valuable assets.

It found that Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Vogue and Discovery are the three vehicles that activated their tracking systems last year.

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