Tom Cruise has been spending a lot of time shooting for the upcoming Mission: Impossible installment in the UK. Hardly two days ago, Tom cruise made news for an emergency landing of his helicopter in a friendly couple’s garden who accommodated the Hollywood superstar. He, in return, posed for pictures and even sent their kids for a ride in the chopper and made the family in Warwickshire extremely happy. It’s too bag that the then smiling Cruise is now hopping made after learning that thousands of pounds worth of luggage were stolen after thieves took his bodyguard’s $137,000 BMW.
The car theft itself wouldn’t have flustered the actor that much, but the X7 was stuffed with his precious baggage. The thieves used a scanner to clone the vehicle’s ignition fob signal while it was parked outside The Grand Hotel in Birmingham. A source told The Sun, “It’s since been recovered by police because it was equipped with an electronic tracking device, but everything inside it had gone. It’s a huge embarrassment for the security team, and the guy who had been driving it was hopping mad — but not as mad as Tom!”
A police spokeswoman threw light on the unfortunate incident, “We received a report of a BMW X7 stolen from Church Street, Birmingham in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The car was recovered a short time later in Smethwick. CCTV inquiries have been made in the area that the car was recovered from. Inquiries are ongoing.”
The bodyguard drove the Top Gun actor around for days in the BMW while shooting scenes in and around Birmingham. Police have affirmed the X7 theft, reckoning that an investigation is proceeding to catch the offenders. Positively speaking, CCTV footage would’ve exposed them in the act and will aid in identifying them.