Getting your $2 million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse stolen undoubtedly sucks big time. However, when thieves decided they also want your Ferrari and BMW, you’re in for a bad time. That’s precisely what happened to one Swiss businessman as a couple of 20-year-olds broke into his home.
According to GTspirit, the car thieves decided to make a run for Poland via Germany. This is when German police officers reportedly spotted the trio of Swiss cars. Following a police chase with helicopters and a car crash, the captured thieves received a hefty fine.
How do you steal a $2 million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse?
This stolen Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse story began at a Swiss home back in 2011. According to GTspirit, three men in their 20s broke in and stole three vehicles. Since they were inside of the home, chances are they found all of the necessary car keys. Regardless, the thieves managed to escape with the aforementioned Bugatti, a BMW 7 Series, and a Ferrari 599 GTB.
As you might imagine, it’s almost impossible to hide a stolen Grand Sport Vitesse. As a result, the Polish thieves decided to make a run for Poland via Germany. However, it is worth remembering that all three of the stolen vehicles wore Swiss plates. This fact caught the attention of the German police.
Upon noticing the German police officers, the Grand Sport and the other cars took off. However, thanks to assistance from a helicopter, two of the three thieves were eventually caught. However, during this process, the Veyron had an unfortunate encounter with a guardrail, causing serious damage.
One of the drivers actually escaped
Thanks to the German police force’s efforts, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse driver didn’t make it very far. Additionally, officers also caught up with the BMW 7 Series and its driver. However, one of the three thieves was particularly intelligent. According to Motor Authority, the Ferrari 599 GTB driver broke off from the pack.
Police eventually caught up with the Ferrari 599 GTB at a train station. However, the thief had already abandoned the Italian sports car. Motor Authority report that the last thief decided to run into the train station and buy himself a ticket far away from the area. As a result, the police couldn’t catch him.
The thieves received a $522,000 tax bill
Since Switzerland isn’t part of the European Union, driving a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse into the EU has some serious costs. Aside from facing serious jail time and fines, the thieves in question fell prey to various EU fees. These include a 10 percent tariff and a 19 percent import tax.
This means that the pair of thieves that stole the Bugatti and the BMW received a $522,000 tax bill on top of their other crimes. If the stolen Ferrari 599 GTB driver had been in attendance, that tax bill would’ve been significantly higher given the third car’s cost.