Warning to luxury car owners as criminal gang targets Mercedes, Porsche and Lexus vehicles in a spiral wave of thefts in upscale suburbs
- Luxury car owners have been warned to be vigilant after a series of thefts
- A number of thefts of luxury cars have been recorded in Mosman and Cremorne
- The car thefts have been linked to a number of crime gangs in Sydney
- Young children have also been linked in an attempt to get chased in luxury cars
Sydney luxury car owners have been urged to be vigilant after a series of costly thefts.
Police said thieves were breaking into homes on the city’s affluent North Shore and stealing keys in nighttime raids while the owners slept.
The lower North Shore suburbs of Mosman and Cremorne have been heavily targeted in recent weeks.
According to police, Mercedes Benz cars are targeted by Mosman and Cremorne this month
Together with the Mercedes, Porsche’s have also been the target this month
Earlier this month, four cars were stolen on the same night, including a Lexus parked on Stanton Road, Mosman, and three other cars from nearby streets.
Another incident involved a thief who broke into a house on May 14 and stole a set of car keys from the kitchen bench.
Other thefts include a Mercedes stolen from a Riverview home and a Mercedes Coupe from Chatswood.
Earlier this month, on May 4, a Lexus was stolen from Stanton Street
The car thefts are linked to crime gangs that attack the area and use the cars to carry out chases.
A North Shore Police spokesperson said young children also stole the luxury cars and dumped them in parks.
“ Generally (the perpetrators are) young children who want chases in expensive cars and the police are aware of a few cars that have turned up in parking lots near where they were stolen, ” she told the Daily Telegraph.
“Our message is: lock your house, lock your car and keep your car keys out of sight – don’t make it easy for them.”
A still from camera footage of a man who broke into a house and stole car keys from the kitchen bench