Audacious car thief steals expensive Mercedes outside Eastbourne home

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AN audacious car thief stole an expensive silver Mercedes off the drive of an Eastbourne house, after first moving a mini parked on the drive which was blocking the exit.

The theft happened overnight on Sunday, November 18 when the thief broke into a house in Quantock Close, Eastbourne, and took the keys to a silver Mercedes E350 Couple which were placed in the hall.

Before driving off, the thief moved to one side a mini parked on the drive, and then headed off in the Mercedes, which has yet to be found. The Mercedes’ registration number is X2 PWW.

Detective Constable Gary Baker said; “Anyone who has seen this car, or who has any other information, is asked to contact us via 101 quoting serial 0091. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“This is also a reminder to residents not to leave their car keys on view overnight. Please hide them away securely.”