Jaguar-Land Rover was left powerless after some £3 million ($5 million CAD) in engines was stolen from its Solihull plant in the United Kingdom.
Sticky-fingered thieves made off with the engines by stealing a pre-loaded semi truck trailer from plant property, reports the Birmingham Mail.
The theft was captured by multiple closed-circuit security cameras, which will undoubtedly aid authorities in their search to locate the thieves and missing engines.
JLR announced that it is offering a substantial reward for information leading to the recovery of the stolen engines.
“A reward is on offer to anyone who has information which leads to the successful recovery of these engines,” said a Jaguar-Land Rover representative in a public statement.
Sources told the Birmingham Mail the entire heist took just six minutes from start to finish, showing careful preparation and the likely involvement of a factory insider.