Man who had £40k BMW Stolen has Porsche Vandalised

A Derby man had his BMW worth £40,000 stolen. He has now had his Porsche vandalised. Abdul Ilyas has pleaded for those with information to come forward.

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"Whoever did it must have seen that I was going on holiday"

Abdul Ilyas, aged 21, of Derby, had his Porsche vandalised on August 23-24, 2019. A week earlier, his £40,000 BMW was stolen.

The businessman’s Porsche was covered with vile comments while it was parked in Knightsbridge, London.

The perpetrators painted a racist comment, a swear word and the phrase “take off da rich and give to da poor” across the bonnet of the bright blue Panamera.

Mr Ilyas said: “It really isn’t my week.

“It happened overnight Friday into Saturday and I saw the graffiti when I woke up and went outside on Saturday morning.

“I can’t believe this has happened to me, but I am looking at the positives.”

Man who had £40k BMW Stolen has Porsche Vandalised

Mr Ilyas previously asked for help in tracking down whoever stole his BMW from outside his mother’s home where he left it while on holiday in Dubai.

He believes the thieves took advantage of the fact he was away and stole his car in the early hours of August 19, 2019. The thieves possibly used a relay system to mimic the signal his key sends to his car to unlock it.

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Mr Ilyas had to cut his holiday short and change his return ticket, which cost him approximately £400.

The theft left him devastated and he has asked those with information to contact the police.

Mr Ilyas, who runs a social media agency called Blu Capital Education, said:

“Whoever did it must have seen that I was going on holiday on social media and through that, it was the right moment to steal it.”

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He left on Thursday for a week, but he received a text from his mother on Monday morning saying that his car was gone.

Mr Ilyas, who has a large Instagram following, added: “Obviously I thought that it had been stolen. When I found out I had to change my ticket as soon as possible and fly back.”

He flew back to the UK on August 20, 2019, and used his social media to put out appeals.

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He explained: “We had a look around to see if it was caught on camera but so far we’ve not been able to find anything.

“It’s a convertible BMW M4. I bought it for the summer and I’ve only had it for three months.”

Mr Ilyas told Derby Telegraph: “Things like this are rare in Derby. I want to raise some awareness on social media. So far we have had nothing concrete back about it.

“People have seen a car that looks just like it without the number plate and things, but nothing firm as of yet.

“If someone saw something it would be great if they came forward. There might be a reward as well.

“There must be someone out there who knows something.”

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”


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