Couple whose stolen £40,000 Audi was found by police are horrified when thieves break into the force’s recovery depot and swipe it AGAIN the same day
- Phil Chambers, 30, and fiance Charlotte Gill, 28, had their Audi RS3 stolen
- Knife-wielding robbers broke into their home in Lutterworth and stole the car
- Police recovered it later that day but the same thugs stole it from a police depot
Police have apologised to a businessman after thieves stole his £40,000 car twice in the same day.
Phil Chambers, 30, and fiance Charlotte Gill, 28, had their Audi RS3 stolen when thugs kicked down the door to their cottage in Lutterworth, Leicestershire and demanded they hand over the keys at knifepoint.
Shocked Mr Chambers then handed over the keys and the robbers sped away in the Audi.
Mr Chambers said: ‘We were fast asleep in bed when the two men burst into our bedroom. It was like something out of a nightmare.’They were yelling ‘Where are the keys?’ and shouted they would ‘****ing stab us’ if I didn’t hurry.
Phil Chambers, 30, and fiance Charlotte Gill, 28, had their house broken into and their Audi RS3 stolen by knife-wielding thugs
‘Charlotte was cowering in bed holding our dog Snoopy and we were in no doubt they would have used the knife.’
Miss Gill added: ‘I’ve never been so scared in my life.’
After the horrifying incident, Phil called the police immediately to report the crime and was shocked when the cops called him back just a few hours later at 8.30am to tell him they had recovered the car.
The couple’s £40,000 Audi RS3 was stolen from their driveway by the armed thugs in a brazen raid [file photo]
It had run out of petrol and was taken to a supposedly secure compound in Coventry for forensic examination.
But within the hour he received another call from a policeman to tell him the same gang had broken into their depot in Coventry and stolen the car for a second time.
‘He was obviously embarrassed and very apologetic,’ Phil told The Sun, ‘I told him ‘This has turned into a bloody joke hasn’t it?’
‘The poor bloke didn’t know what to say.
Phil (left) received a call from police shortly after the incident telling him they had recovered it, but within an hour the thieves had stolen the car again from a depot
‘Basically these blaggers had gone to the recovery yard and nicked my car at the second attempt from under police noses.
‘To add insult to injury there were Christmas presents in the boot which they nicked as well.’
According to police, the thieves had dumped the car because it ran out of petrol and had simply been waiting for them to top it up with fuel before stealing it again.
Police yesterday confirmed they are hunting both the robbers and the Audi.
The car was stolen at their home in Lutterworth just after midnight but recovered on the outskirts of Coventry at 8.30am before it was stolen again under an hour later