Officers from West Midlands Police have seized £300,000 of stolen cars after responding to a GPS tracker that started ‘pinging’ from an underground car park.
PCs Amir Rahman Azadi and Mohammed Amer responded to the call on Tuesday 16th Jan.
When the two officers arrived in the area, they started a thorough search to find the vehicle.
The officers came across an underground car park on Station Road in Stechford and quickly located the vehicle.
After finding the vehicle they had been looking for, they carried on looking around the car park to see if they could locate any evidence.
Within several minutes, the officers found a total of nine high-powered vehicles, which had all been reported as stolen.
The officers also seized dangerous weapons found inside the cars, including a machete and Rambo knives.
Sergeant Lee Howkins said :
“In 19 years of service, this is the biggest single find of stolen vehicles from one proactive PNC check that I can think of.
“£300,000’s worth of stolen vehicles recovered in 4 hours. Hats off to PC Amer and PC Azadi. Stunning work.
“For a spontaneous live job, this is the largest car seizure I’ve known in my service.”
A spokesperson for the force said that no arrests have been made so far, but ‘enquiries continue to trace those responsible for taking the cars’.
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