Land Rover Defender ceased production in January 2016 and since then there has been a surge in thefts of the iconic vehicles.
Some Land Rover owners are now fighting back by using social media to track down their vehicles, posting on groups such as Landywatch which is run mainly by police officers in their spare time. With over ten thousand members the group has had success in making vehicles too hot to handle and finding stolen Land Rovers.
Police in Kent are appealing for witnesses after a Land Rover Defender was stolen from near Hildenborough train station early Wednesday evening.
The green Defender which was left in Hildenborough Train station car park is believed to have been taken at some point on Wednesday.
A police spokesman said: “Officers investigating the theft of a Land Rover in Tonbridge are appealing for witnesses.
The Land Rover was left in a car park close to Hildenborough train station, in Tonbridge.
“It is reported the green Land Rover Defender was stolen between 7.50am and 9.15pm.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01622 604100 quoting reference YY/6064/17.
Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.