BOROUGH businessman Alan Phillips has offered a “substantial reward” for information to track down thieves who stole his son’s 18th birthday present.
The black Mercedes C230 had only been bought earlier last week when it went missing in the early hours of Thursday (January 26) from outside the family’s Elmdon home.
“It hasn’t half shaken me,” said Mr Phillips, who is the co-owner of speedway team Birmingham Brummies.
“I’m so angry. They had the brass neck to come on the drive and take it from right in front of bedroom window.
“We’ve been here in Ebrington Avenue for five years - this is the first instance we’ve heard of anything like this.”
Mr Phillips believes the thieves had seen his son driving the new car and followed him home. He has now offered a “substantial reward” to anyone with information leading to an arrest or return of the vehicle which has registration number KP56 LDN.
“I’ll use everything at my disposal to find these people,” he added. “I’m still shaking with rage. I will offer a substantial reward and it will be discreet. I want these people caught whatever the price.”
Anybody who witnessed the theft or has any information is asked to contact Solihull Police on the non-emergency 101 number.