Landy theft gang jailed

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A crim­i­nal gang have been im­pris­oned af­ter be­ing caught driv­ing a stolen Land Rover De­fender dur­ing an at­tempt to steal an­other.

CCW has pre­vi­ously re­ported on a wor­ry­ing trend of in­creased clas­sic car thefts in Kent – and how Land Rovers are es­pe­cially vul­ner­a­ble. The iconic 4x4s are seen as highly valu­able and are of­ten all too easy to break into.

The crim­i­nals were sen­tenced at Maid­stone Crown Court af­ter each pleaded guilty to a charge of con­spir­acy to steal.

Wil­liam Be­van was jailed for two years and eight months. Jamie Ce­bal­los was jailed for one year and eight months, and Martin Ward was jailed for one year and six months. Jonathan De­laney and Johnylee East­wood were sen­tenced to 12 months, sus­pended for 18 months.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Iain Joyce, says: ‘This group de­lib­er­ately tar­geted Land Rovers to sell them on.’

Kent Po­lice is now urg­ing Land Rover own­ers to park in well-lit ar­eas, to en­sure ve­hi­cles are se­cured and to re­move all valu­ables from sight.

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