Prolific burglar jailed after theft at luxury car dealership

A thief who orchestrated the robbery of replica Ferraris worth £60,000 from a luxury car dealership in Yorkshire has been jailed.

Michael Jefferson and an unnamed accomplice were caught on CCTV breaking into Performance-Porsche in Brighouse and then stealing two £60,000 replica Ferrari 250 GTOs. They spent five hours breaking in, moving other vehicles out the way, and then stealing the hand-built sports cars, but shortly after driving off in them the cars ran out of petrol and were dumped nearby.

Whether being stolen for a joyride or for resale, cars will always be an attractive target for criminals, which is why motor trade insurance is so important for any car dealership or garage. This business insurance will offer financial protection for the vehicles stored on a motor trader's premises, as well as for the building and other high value items inside such as tools, equipment and spare parts.

According to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Mr Jefferson, 29, and another man committed the crime back in October 2014. The replica cars they stole did not have much petrol in them so they were driven around the area until they ran out of fuel shortly afterwards.

Appearing at Bradford Crown Court, Mr Jefferson, who has already served lengthy jail sentences in 2007 and 2009 for dozens of burglaries, pleaded guilty to burgling the showroom and to three other break-ins at homes in the area. He was jailed for four years and eight months.