Canadian thieves pretended to be buyers and drove away with a Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S that they claimed they wanted to buy. The owner has provided all details to the authorities and hopes to find his car.
The thieves contacted the 21-year old owner of a 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S after having seen a sales announcement on Autotrader.ca. They claimed they were interested in buying the high-performance SUV and met the owner, Marco, in a car park. Marco had recently bought the car in order to sell it and make profit.
The two men who came to meet him didn’t raise any suspicions when they asked to sit in the car. Marco, the owner, allowed one of them to check everything onboard. He had already told them that test-driving was not an option. The 2017 car was uninsured despite the price being estimated at around $65,000 CAD ($50,854) as per Carscoops.
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“He was in the car revving the engine, with one foot out the door and I was by the door just holding it open. Then my phone rang and when it did, I backed away from the car. He slammed the door, locks it, and tries to drive off”, Marco told the reporters at CTV News
Which the thief actually did. He and his teammate were unimpressed by the fact that it was a public car park, with people around witnessing the scene. “I was freaking out […] A couple of people saw what happened, they were freaking out as well”, Marco added.
He already provided the police with all the necessary information. An investigation is underway. Canadian authorities state that there have been several similar car thefts in the area. So the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is just one of the many cars that simply vanished when the owner was trying to sell it.