GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS GANG JAILED FOR 12YRS
A gang whose £1-million supercar scam has echoes of the film Gone In Sixty Seconds has been jailed for a total of 12 years. Four men and a woman have been sentenced for their part in the car cloning scam which emulated the 2000 Nic Cage movie in which a gang of car thieves target luxury cars for a living.
The Birmingham group specifically targeted the owners of high-powered vehicles, stealing their dream cars and selling them on to unsuspecting customers. In total, the gang stole six Range Rover Sport, five Mercedes, seven BMWs, eight Audis, a Porsche 911 Carerra, two Honda Civics, and a Lexus. The group of seven also took eight Volkswagens, and a Peugeot 207.The gang was so organised in the execution of their plan that officers investigating the thefts even found a to do list detailing the roles each would play in the elaborate con. Amjad Waseem, 29 , Dean Bott, 44, Paula Donnelly, 31, Abdul Nasir Khan, 25, Asmat Masood, 31, were sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday 10 August having earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal. Nabeel Farid, 31 and Heather Downing, 30, both pleaded guilty to the same charges and are due to be sentenced later this month.