Last September, famous actor John Travolta’s classic W113 Mercedes-Benz 280SL was stolen while he was visiting a Jaguar dealership in Los Angeles. After cameras were found to have captured Travolta’s Benz leaving the Jaguar dealership, law enforcement was able to track the car and two arrests were made.
“Through the collaborative efforts of investigators … two individuals were identified as suspects relating to the theft of Mr. Travolta’s Mercedes, and were arrested by investigators from the task force,” said Sergeant Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica police department.
Travolta received his Mercedes back, but unfortunately, it was returned in pieces. Apparently, there’s a major investigation for a massive car theft ring that’s been occurring throughout the Los Angeles area.
So if you own a classic or vintage car that’s worth some dough and live in the Los Angeles area, be sure to take some extra security measures as Lewis added the investigation is still pending.
– By: Chris Chin