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Man steals his own Rolls-Royce back: ‘We are still nervous about it’ | Abroad

The 38-year-old owner, known only as John, was awakened in the middle of the night by an ominous noise when the thieves smashed a window of his villa to get to the car keys, triggering an alarm. “I think they saw me through the window with those keys. That’s why they smashed the window,” John told the Staten Island Advance (silive.com).

The car thieves are getting ready to smash a window.

The car thieves are getting ready to smash a window.

John was down at lightning speed, just in time to see the thieves take off in his car. Using his laptop, John then logged into the tracking system of the $400,000 car, which allowed him to follow exactly the route taken by the thieves. „And then I activated the kill switchwith which the car can be turned off remotely.”

The thieves then made frantic but futile attempts to restart the Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible. They then fled, while John went to the spot where the car had come to a halt. There he was able to get his property back.

John's Rolls-Royce Dawn is equipped with a tracking system and a remote kill switch.

John’s Rolls-Royce Dawn is equipped with a tracking system and a remote kill switch.

The owner of the Rolls was not unmoved by the theft attempt. “We, the family and I, are still nervous about this whole thing,” he says.

The attempt is part of a series of thefts, all of which follow the same pattern: the perpetrators first smash a window of a capital villa, then snatch the car keys and then take off with the pricey four-wheelers.

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