"it must have been a keyless theft."
A businessman has said that he was shocked to discover that his “dream car”, worth £60,000, had been stolen in a keyless theft from a street outside Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Sufian Ahmed had parked his black Range Rover Evoque in a pay and display space in Thorp Street in the city centre.
However, it was stolen overnight.
The 31-year-old businessman, who had been on a trip to the city, also said that his Apple laptop and some designer clothes were also inside the SUV.
Mr Ahmed said: “My dream car I’ve worked so hard for was stolen.
“It has been logged with police and they are looking into it.
“There was no smashed glass on the floor, so it must have been a keyless theft.
“I was shocked, but I’m trying to be positive and hope I can get it back.”
Mr Ahmed, who is from Truro in Cornwall, had been in Birmingham to create body transformation video content in a new venture.
He had been staying at a nearby hotel when the Range Rover was stolen between 9:30 pm on October 28 and 9:30 am on October 29, 2021.
The Range Rover has tinted windows and red seats. It has the registration plate X2SUF.
Mr Ahmed told Birmingham Mail that he fears he may have been followed by “two suspicious men” in a black VW Golf after purchasing food in Ladypool Road just hours before his car was stolen.
Mr Ahmed said:
“It might not be relevant. But I think they may have followed me after I went to get some food.”
In a statement, West Midlands Police said:
“It was reported and the investigation is ongoing pending any further evidence or information coming to light.
“Anyone with information about what happened should get in contact via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8 am – midnight or call 101 anytime. Please quote investigation number 20/1836075/21.
“To remain 100% anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
In a previous incident, a man was robbed of his £15,000 Rolex watch while he and his wife were at a restaurant celebrating their wedding anniversary.
The shocking crime happened at Las Iguanas in Brindleyplace, Birmingham, at 6 pm on June 23, 2021.
Mohammed Miah and his wife Yasmin, both aged 24, were targeted in the restaurant’s outside area.
Mr Miah had his £15,000 Rolex stolen and suffered a hand injury during a crime that was witnessed by dozens of people.
Four masked men in tracksuits approached their table, brandished the machete and grabbed the watch before fleeing on foot.
Mr Miah recounted the robbery: “One put his hand on my arm to take my Rolex watch.
“I turned around and the guy came with a machete.
“The blade was eight inches long and it had a brown handle. I have an injured hand and I think that’s from the blade.”
The incident left Mr Miah constantly having flashbacks while his wife was left “traumatised”.