Customer ‘stunned and devastated’ after car is stolen from dealership

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Tracey Holmes’s Discovery was stolen while awaiting an MOT test

A Discovery owner from Stockton-on-Tees says she is “shocked and devastated” after her car was stolen from a Land Rover dealer.

Tracey Holmes told Teeside Live she took the Discovery to Stratstone Land Rover for its MOT and signed the key over before leaving the site.

“I was in Hull [on Tuesday] and just after 10am I got a phone from their customer relations. He said: ‘Could you advise us where you have parked your car?’ I explained where I had parked it on their forecourt.

”I said I don’t think it will be there now because the lady told me you would be moving it into a more secure compound out the back. I said: ‘Why, what is the issue?’ He said: ‘Your car has been pinched.’

”I honestly thought I was getting a prank played on me.”

Ms Holmes claims she was told her car was not taken to the secure compound as promised and she has yet to receive an apology.

”I was stunned but I was devastated. You put your car into a garage to keep it legal on the road and then you get a call to say it’s been pinched while it has been put into their hands,” she added.

Stratstone Land Rover declined to comment, but a spokesperson for Pendragon told Teeside Live: “We have been made aware of this incident and are working closely with local police to investigate the situation further.”

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: ”We were called to reports that a black Land Rover Discovery was stolen in the early hours of Tuesday 25 April from Stratstone Land Rover dealership in Stockton. Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information should contact us on 101, quoting reference number 078056.”

Source: Teeside Live

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