19 January 2024, by Emily Proctor

An unfortunate driver got a shock several months ago, after realising his valuable Range Rover car had been stolen by a person posing as a car parking attendant at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The details of the crime were revealed this week, as the Dutch authorities published images of a potential suspect in their case, in a bid for information from the public. 

Range Rover worth 100.000 euros stolen from Schiphol 

According to AT5, the story went as follows: A man received a call from someone posing as an employee of the parking service at Schiphol. The caller told him many details about the man and his vehicle, including his phone number, car registration and travel details. 

He then received a second call an hour later to confirm a time slot to drop the car off at the airport. The man then left his car with the parking attendant when he arrived at the airport, and unknowingly handed the keys to his precious vehicle straight into the hands of a fraudster. 

Nine days later the man learnt his car was never returned to the parking service

Not until nine days later did it become clear that there was a problem: when the man returned from his trip to collect his vehicle, he discovered that it was nowhere to be found. Since the car’s internal tracking device was removed very quickly after it was handed over at the airport, the police have since been unable to locate the vehicle. 

The police are now appealing for information from the public about a potential suspect who could be involved in the case. More information about the case can be found on the X (formerly known as Twitter) page of the Koninklijke Marechaussee. 

Image: Stoqliq / Shutterstock.com

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