Car dealer hit with £60k bill after all of its car keys were stolen

Manchester-based Cobra Sales has had to change every lock in case the burglars return for the cars

Car dealer hit with £60k bill after all of its car keys were stolen
The criminals stole keys to all of the vehicles as well as a diagnostic machine and a CCTV unit.

A total of 148 keys were stolen from the used car dealership, leaving the business facing a bill of more than £60,000 to change the vehicles’ locks.

The business is offering a £5,000 reward for information leading to conviction of the culprits, plus another £1,000 for the key’s recovery.

It is understood that the raiders smashed their way into the premises by smashing an office window before making their escape with the firm’s entire set of car keys, a CCTV unit and a Snap-on diagnostic machine worth more than £3,000.

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