Thieves stole a BMW 3 Series overnight and lost $ 22,000.
Many gas station owners are worried about parking their cars in public places, as accidents can happen overnight, but this BMW owner from Germany had an even worse experience. Series 3 lost several components, including the entire front and dashboard, at a cost of about 20,000 euros ($ 22,000).
The incident took place over the weekend in the Lindenplatz district of Hilden, Germany. The 22-year-old owner of the 3-Series left his car locked in the parking lot at night. In the morning, two people noticed that the car was “eaten” by thieves and reported it to the police.
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Series 3 is unrecognizable, as it has no front, including bumpers, hood and headlights. The thieves also stole several parts of the engine and left the car at the scene. Typically, thieves target the wheels or catalytic converters of parked cars, but in this case they thought of other parts.
Interestingly, the theft did not end there, but continued in the BMW. The car does not have a complete set of control panels, steering wheel, instrument cluster, information entertainment screen, transmission and center console, as well as several finishing parts on the doors.
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From the look of the rest of the parts inside the cabin, we can say that this is the sixth generation 3 series (F30), released at any time between 2012 and 2018. It is estimated at 22 thousand dollars, depending on the amount of missing and damaged components. The cost of repairs seems very accurate, but it may be better for the owner to buy a new car instead of repairing the mess.
In any case, we hope that the insurance company will compensate the unfortunate owner, and the police will catch the unscrupulous thieves. In this regard, the investigation has not yet identified the suspects Mattman Police Request any information from witnesses who saw a large vehicle or van in the area at night between Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4.
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