Gold Coast influencer Jade Kevin Foster says he’s “completely shaken” and has vowed to sell his home and move after thieves broke into his car and crashed it on the Ipswich Motorway.
The star of Netflix’s Byron Baes had up to $15,000 worth of new designer clothes, jewellery and camera equipment inside the BMW when it was stolen on Saturday morning, The Courier Mail reported. He says they’re now missing and fears he is being targeted after posting about his life on social media.
“I am feeling completely shaken,” the 30-year-old, who has 1.2 million Instagram followers, told the publication. “I can’t believe this has happened. I am putting my house on the market and moving.”
The robbery comes just five months after Mr Foster had his diamond engagement ring stolen by a group of men while on a night out in Brisbane.
“A hundred per cent me sharing my life on Instagram was the cause of my ring robbery,” he said. “I can’t be 100 per cent sure if the was car was also, but I’m scared as s**t now to post anything about my house, live location, neighbourhood, anything. Instagram is my life and now I’m scared of it a little.”
Stolen BMW ‘deliberately’ hit police car
Police told Yahoo News Australia the BMW 320i M Sport was taken from a Brookwater home in Ipswich just outside of Brisbane before it was spotted in a Collingwood Park car park at around 1.20am on Saturday. It was there that officers witnessed the driver hit a tree before “deliberately” smashing into their police car and speeding off.
The influencer, who also starred in Gold Coast horror film The Possessed, told The Courier Mail police were in pursuit of the car for over nine hours until they lost it.
The vehicle was later found abandoned on the Ipswich Motorway at Redbank at 8.30pm with “various points of damage,” according to police. A spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia investigations are continuing into the theft.
Mr Foster took to social media to share his pain.
“My car has been located after it wrote itself off into a tree, swiped all the doors off, and the whole thing is completely f***ed and they just dumped it,” Mr Foster told his Instagram followers. “But then for some reason, after the car is written off and it’s dumped, they decided to take the keys that they stole and lock the car.”
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