Hamish Blake seen driving $120,000 Land Rover after it was ‘stolen in home invasion’

Hamish Blake is back driving his $120,000 Land Rover that was ‘stolen in a home invasion last year’ – as he reveals how cops were able to track down the alleged thief

TV presenter Hamish Blake is back behind the wheel of his $120,000 Land Rover Defender that was allegedly stolen during a break-in last year.

The father of two, 40, who is married to beauty entrepreneur Zoë Foster Blake, was seen driving the luxury vehicle around Sydney on Wednesday, a day before he spoke about the incident for the first time in a radio interview.

He told The Kyle and Jackie O Show the thief had managed to break into his four-bedroom home in Woollahra, in Sydney’s east, which he and Zoë were renting for $5,000 a week while their other $9m home Vaucluse was being renovated.

‘It was just someone walking up and down the street who managed to get into that back door and took the handbag that had the [car] keys in it,’ Hamish explained.

TV presenter Hamish Blake is back behind the wheel of his $120,000 Land Rover Defender that was allegedly stolen during a break-in last year

TV presenter Hamish Blake is back behind the wheel of his $120,000 Land Rover Defender that was allegedly stolen during a break-in last year 

The father of two, 40, who is married to beauty entrepreneur Zoë Foster Blake, was seen driving the luxury vehicle around Sydney on Wednesday, a day before he spoke about the incident for the first time in a radio interview

The father of two, 40, who is married to beauty entrepreneur Zoë Foster Blake, was seen driving the luxury vehicle around Sydney on Wednesday, a day before he spoke about the incident for the first time in a radio interview 

‘I heard the car the beep [outside] because it beeps when you unlock it but I thought it was just someone picking up a mate,’ he added.

Hamish discovered the car was missing from its parking spot out the front of their home early in the morning on December 19, 2021.

However, police found the allegedly stolen vehicle later that day.

‘They found the car later that day. It was not a well thought through operation,’ Hamish claimed to radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Brittany Hockley. 

He told The Kyle and Jackie O Show the thief had managed to break into his four-bedroom home in Woollahra, in Sydney's east, which he and Zoë were renting for $5,000 a week while their other $9m home Vaucluse was being renovated

He told The Kyle and Jackie O Show the thief had managed to break into his four-bedroom home in Woollahra, in Sydney’s east, which he and Zoë were renting for $5,000 a week while their other $9m home Vaucluse was being renovated 

Hamish, who hosts Lego Masters for Channel Nine, was seen driving the recovered in Sydney this week, almost one year after it was stolen.

He dressed casually in shorts and a navy T-shirt while running errands with a friend.

Similar high-end models in the Defender range are valued at $123,919.

'It was just someone walking up and down the street who managed to get into that back door and took the handbag that had the [car] keys in it,' Hamish explained

‘It was just someone walking up and down the street who managed to get into that back door and took the handbag that had the [car] keys in it,’ Hamish explained 

Daniel Booth, 34, has since been charged with breaking into the home the Blakes were renting.

Police will allege in court that Booth allegedly entered the kitchen and stole keys from Zoë’s handbag, before taking off in the Land Rover Defender.

The couple called police and officers found the allegedly stolen car before arresting Booth in a nearby apartment on Morehead Street.

Hamish, who hosts Lego Masters for Channel Nine, was seen driving the recovered in Sydney this week, almost one year after it was stolen

Hamish, who hosts Lego Masters for Channel Nine, was seen driving the recovered in Sydney this week, almost one year after it was stolen 

Police will allege Booth was found still in possession of the car key and handbag.

The car was seized for forensic examination while Booth was taken to Mascot Police Station, where he was charged.

He was refused bail before an appearance in Central Local Court on December 21.

Similar high-end models in the Defender range are valued at $123,919

Similar high-end models in the Defender range are valued at $123,919

The TV star and skincare mogul were staying in the rental with their young children, son Sonny, seven, and daughter Rudy, five, as they were renovating their $8.925million home in nearby Vaucluse.

The Blakes purchased their five-bedroom, six-bathroom Vaucluse home in December 2020 after moving to Sydney from Melbourne.

The four-level home, which was designed by Neil Architecture and appeared on Grand Designs Australia in 2013, measures 885sqm and features two sets of garages.

The buy came shortly after Zoë, 42, made the Australian Young Rich List with an estimated net worth of $36million thanks to her Go-To skincare line.

Daniel Booth, 34, has since been accused of breaking into the home the power couple were renting at about 6am on Monday, December 19, 2021

Daniel Booth, 34, has since been accused of breaking into the home the power couple were renting at about 6am on Monday, December 19, 2021

Police will allege in court that Booth allegedly entered the kitchen and stole keys from the skincare mogul's handbag - before taking off in the family's Land Rover Defender

Police will allege in court that Booth allegedly entered the kitchen and stole keys from the skincare mogul’s handbag – before taking off in the family’s Land Rover Defender

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