A property developer has appealed for help to track down his high-end new car after it was stolen from a Birmingham car park – just six hours after he had bought it for £45,000.
Mark Hamilton - who lives in Northern Ireland - bought the Mercedes E63 AMG car from a dealer near London on Monday.
The car was driven to Birmingham on his behalf and was due to be loaded on to a lorry to be taken to Northern Ireland yesterday.
But it was stolen from the Chiquito restaurant car park, on the Hagley Road, between 8pm and 8.30pm on Monday night.
To make matters even worse, Mr Hamilton has been told that there will be no insurance payout because the vehicle was not under the custody or control of the policy holder.
Mr Hamilton flew into Birmingham today to speak to police about the theft of the 2013-plated car, which is worth more than £75,000 when bought brand new.