Dealership beats burglary with best-ever sales

A car dealership which suffered the theft of four vehicles during the summer has proved its resilience after recording its best ever monthly sales.

RCS Car Sales in Worcester was broken into in August when thieves used a car to ram through a crash barrier. It was a story that illustrated the importance of motor trade insurance is helping a business to successfully overcome incidents of thefts, which could otherwise threaten to put a dealership out of business.

In the aftermath of the break-in at RCS, the company's director, Chris Terry, said his team had worked hard to protect the business and ensure there were no repeat thefts.

He told the Worcester News: "They [the thieves] stole some keys as well so we were worried they were going to come back that night so a couple of the guys stayed here all night for three nights running until the place was secure."

Mr Terry also praised his staff’s team spirit for helping the garage to achieve its best ever sales totals following the break-in. RCS sold 53 vehicles in October and 100 in September and October combined.

Mr Terry added: "We only hold 60 cars so we have nearly turned over our whole stock. I think the spirit of the team pulled together."

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary at the dealership.