Gone in 60 minutes: $500,000 worth of Sydney luxury

Gone in 60 minutes: $500,000 worth of Sydney luxury

Thieves with a taste for expensive, black, fast cars continue to target Sydney’s eastern suburbs, with two luxury cars worth half a million dollars stolen a day after their owner brought them home.
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Police said two men broke into the garage of a unit on New South Head Road, Rose Bay, about 2.40am on Saturday.

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They stole a 2012 black Porsche Panamera Turbo – only one of two of its colour and model in Australia – which can be sold for as much as $440,200 depending on the type.

The thieves also took a 2012 black Mercedes C350, worth $94,400.

Rose Bay Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Peter Daley said both cars were owned by the same person and were brought home the day before.

It was not known how the thieves got access to the garage, but the keys to both cars were nearby, Inspector Daley said.

“The keys were actually with the vehicles or close by the vehicles,” he said.

The men were in the garage for nearly an hour, with police saying they were seen driving west along New South Head Road about 3.30am.

Inspector Daley said there was no evidence to suggest the theft was some kind of set up.

A NSW Police spokesman was unable to shed any light on how the men got into the garage.

“It’s not clear … there’s no signs of forced entry.”

The Porsche has a NSW registration CYC777, while the Mercedes has NSW registration WVW777.

Police have not found a black BMW that was stolen as a 26-year-old driver tried to park in an underground car park on Petrarch Avenue, Vaucluse, on June 25.

Thieves blocked the entrance to the car park with bollards to lure him out of the car, before they demanded his keys and drove away.

The BMW had NSW registration JY1812.

Inspector Daley said there was no evidence that the two thefts were linked.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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