BMW convertible stolen while on test drive

The new programme is due to commence as early as spring 2021 Picture: ARCHANT

The BMW 118 was stolen from a garage in Leavenheath (file photo)

A convertible BMW has been stolen from a garage near the Suffolk-Essex border, after a motorist failed to return it after a test drive.

The vehicle was taken from Angus Buchanan Workshops on the A134 in Leavenheath at around 5.30pm on Friday, Suffolk police said.

The silver convertible BMW 118, registration BX10 UTG, was driven towards Nayland and the border with Essex, but the motorist did not return to the garage.

Fraser Buchanan, a partner at the garage, said the theft was very frustrating. 

"They turned up and asked to test drive the BMW as that was the car they were interested in looking at," he said.

You may also want to watch:

"Although it was not as valuable as a new car it still is money lost for the company."

Mr Buchanan described the thief who stole the vehicle as stocky. 

Most Read

Anyone with information related to the vehicle's whereabouts, or anyone who saw a silver BMW on the A134 last Friday, is urged to contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number 37/48789/21.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter