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Mamma Mia actor Dominic Cooper has appealed for help on social media after having his fifth car stolen in 12 months.
The Brit star, 43, revealed on Sunday that his prized Jaguar XF had been 'pinched' from the driveway of his Northhome.
Appealing for information over its whereabouts on his Instagram page alongside a picture of the black motor, Dominic wrote: 'Happy Father's Day. This has just been pinched. Can't be far. If you're in North London please keep an eye out. Thank you ever so much.'
The theft comes just four months after his rare £83,000 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was stolen from outside his home.
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And his run of bad luck with cars stretches back into July 2020 when he had his 1950s era Austin Healy car, with around £65,000, swiped and its replacement - a red Jaguar F-Type coupe p 300 - was taken shortly afterwards.
The following month, a Range Rover which he had been using to deliver meals to NHS staff, was also stolen, sparking a plea a social media for his return.
Dominic feels he's being targeted and wanted residents in his local neighbourhood in Primrose Hill to be vigilant over car gangs.
But the latest theft has left him particularly aggrieved given he thought he was over the problem.
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A source close to the star said: 'Dominic was a victim of a spate of thefts and after a months past he thought he's cracked it.
'But after being targeted over the weekend, he's totally gutted and completely ruined his Father's Day.
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'Now he feels like this drama is never going to end.'
After appealing for help to find his latest stolen motor on Instagram, his followers were quick to show their support.
While other followers weren't quite so sympathetic, saying he needed to up his security further.
One said: 'Dude, at this point get better security.'
While another added: 'Time for a garage.'
Earlier this year, MailOnline exclusively revealed that Dominic's stolen Ferrari was found at a junkyard.
The rare 1978 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was recovered by police in February, dozens of miles away from the star's north London home.
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Thieves appeared to hotwire the gleaming red sports car as it sat outside the star's abode in upscale Primrose Hill, with police finding it days later at a scrapyard over 50 miles away in Reigate, Surrey, along with four other stolen vehicles.
A source has told MailOnline that the car has now been taken to a compound, explaining: 'The dash has been broken. Some of the wires have been cut.
'The car is not in pristine condition, it needs a polish. Everyone was talking about how it is Dominic Cooper's car.'
Speaking at the time, the Metropolitan Police said a car matching Cooper's was recovered in Surrey.
A spokesperson said: 'On February 19 we received a report that a vehicle had been stolen from Primrose Hill. The theft is believed to have occurred earlier the same day.
'On Tuesday, February 23, a vehicle matching the description of the one reported stolen was recovered from a Surrey address by Surrey Police. Enquiries continue.'
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A Surrey Police spokesperson added: 'We can confirm a number of vehicles, which are believed to have been stolen, were recovered at an address in Betchworth on February 23. Enquiries remain ongoing.'
MailOnline approached representatives of Dominic Cooper for comment at the time.
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