Thief Steals Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Maybach GLS Via Hacking, Text Messages

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Hacker Steals Rolls-Royce Cullinan Via TextMercedes-Benz / Rolls-Royce

Talk about adding insult to injury. Not only did a crafty thief steal two SUVs worth roughly half a million dollars by having them delivered directly to him, instead of to their rightful owners, said thief then went on to taunt the luxury auto transport service via text messages, according to a news report from local station WSVN 7 News Miami.

The thief nabbed a Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 and a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, according to the report. The vehicles were legitimately purchased and were to be delivered to the new owners when they were intercepted.

In the case of the Maybach, the thief hacked into the driver’s portal of Dealers Choice Auto Transport Service of West Palm Beach, according to company employee Steven Yariv, and was then able to see all the relevant information regarding the vehicles, including delivery instructions. Armed with this information, the thief reportedly contacted the delivery driver, acted like he was the intended recipient of the vehicle and gave the driver new delivery instructions... then had the Maybach dropped off right to where he wanted them.


Strangely, Yariv said that after the Maybach was picked up, the thief began taunting them via text messages. Yariv says he texted, “You stole from the wrong guy.” The thief reportedly replied, “That’s what the guy with the Cullinan said as well,” adding, “Thanks for the free Maybach dawg.”

The arrogant crook was not done, according to WSVN; he reportedly then sent a text that read “Bro, car already in Dubai, or Europe you guess,” accompanied by a photo showing the floor of the Maybach — where GPS trackers are often hidden — pulled up.

As for the Cullinan, that car was due to be delivered to Limited Spec Automotive in Miami. However, according to Limited Spec's Steven Waisman, the delivery driver reportedly received a text message from what appeared to be the legitimate owner asking for the car to be delivered to what Waisman described as a "random parking lot in Miami."

The City of Miami Police are investigating the Maybach theft, and the Miami-Dade Police are investigating that of the Rolls-Royce. Each car has a $20,000 reward for its return; however, not that we tend to believe car thieves, but as the thief suggested, the cars are probably already in another country by now.

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