- Image from Youtube. This image is unrelated to the crime.

There are a lot of car robberies out there, but it rarely targets fancy sports cars as it is easy to spot. And logically, a huge red Lamborghini Urus is not the best choice for a robbery. However, on November 22, three armed men in Markham, Ontario, decided to rob a red Lamborghini Urus, and the driver was shot in the process.

Image from ammoland.com. This image is unrelated to the crime.

Image from ammoland.com. This image is unrelated to the crime.

According to staff sergeant David Mitchell of York Police, the driver was sitting in a car, which was stopped near a driveway by a residence when he was approached by at least three men. The owner was shot in the leg, and the three men took his vehicle. Despite stealing a highly noticeable SUV, the suspects are yet to be found. Thankfully, the owner was taken to a local hospital with injuries considered serious but non-life-threatening.

The police have scanned and investigated the area and are planning to go door-to-door again to seek information about the incident. They are looking for dash-cams or doorbell camera video, which will be very helpful in search of the suspects. Currently, not much about the suspects are known.

The car has a license plate with the letters 8IGHT8, and probably thanks to the license plate, the car was soon located and recovered according to the York Police on November 24th at 12pm. The car is currently undergoing forensic tests. No information regarding the suspects was released.

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At the end of the day…

Before going on, I would like to wish the driver for a fast recovery and thank the York Police and the callers who helped recover the vehicle.

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Image from nationallogistics,ky

So, I did a bit of research on why on Earth would someone try to steal a very noticeable Lamborghini when the chances of being caught are huge. The most logical explanation was that it would have probably been shipped to a third world country where Lamborghinis are not sold. When considering the fact that the value of these cars often triple or quadruple in these countries, it could have been an organized crime for monetary gain.

Image from BMW

Image from BMW

Furthermore, statistics support the fact that GTA alone has been suffering from more than 10,000 car-related thefts a year and there have also been some extreme cases. In 2002, a BMW X5 has been stolen, shipped from Montreal to Belgium, then later into Croatia. The car blew up in the streets of Sarajevo in March 2004.

Image from CBS News.com

Image from CBS News.com

Of course, I do not think the suspects would have been planning to blow up a Urus somewhere in Eastern Europe, but you never know. Car theft is not a victimless crime just because the fact that insurance companies pay the victims back. A Toyota Hilux stolen in Vancouver might end up being used by ISIS or a GMC Suburban stolen in Montreal might blow up as a car bomb in Yugoslavia. So, here’s the thing. Keep your car safe; that’s best for you and the rest of the world.

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