Man threatened with a gun as £140,000 of ‘rare’ supercar parts stolen from Leeds unit

A man has been threatened at gunpoint during an armed robbery in which £140,000 of parts for a rare Porsche were stolen.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 10th December 2015, 8:35 pm

West Yorkshire Police are hunting two men, who were in a white Transit van, who stole parts from a rare Porsche Carrera GT that was being repaired at an industrial unit in Water Lane, Holbeck, on Friday September 25 at around 3.30pm.

It is thought that the men could have links to Manchester or Sheffield.

Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, described the parts as “fairly unique” and has urged people to contact police if they hear of such items being sold.

He said: “This was a really terrifying experience for the victim and we believe the offenders were specifically targeting these expensive parts. However, they are only compatible with this very rare model of sports car which costs hundreds of thousands of pounds.”

Call Detective Constable Ailis Coates at Leeds District Headquarters on 0113 385 9384 or 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111