Act to protect your assets
Dr Ken German, communications director at the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators and a former British Police Rally Champion, said: “I’ve heard theories that modern classics might be stolen for banger racing or parts, but I suspect it’s all about the resale value.
“Enthusiasts and collectors will pay thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of pounds, for a nice example.
“Classic vehicle owners need to react: first by dismissing the idea that ‘it won’t happen to me’, and second by taking practical steps to protect their asset.
“Alarms, engine immobilisers, tracking devices and the new DNA invisible markings can all be wise investments.”
Cars like Mr Alizadeh’s Mini have a high resale value