AMSTERDAM – The greatest fear of the owner of the very exclusive Audi RS6 DTM, which was stolen Wednesday evening in Amsterdam, has come true: the unique vehicle worth $456,000 was burnt to the ground.
Two armed criminals robbed the expensive car late Wednesday night when filming a promotional video, as the camera people at a gas station in Amsterdam-East the Go Pro cameras were hanged. The pair threatened the cameraman and the owner of the vehicle, which at that time was in the car, and then went off with great speed off.
“The car was not a track and trace system to track the car directly,” said Douwe Leitner, the owner of the car.
What the thieves then did with the car is not clear. The owner had previously know to fear for the fate of his special car.
Leitner says: “This kind of fast cars is sought after by criminals.”
The van where thieves got it, they crossed the robbery already burning. Then they took off towards the A10 and the Zeeburgertunnel.
According to the owner of the fast station wagon there was enough fuel in the car.
Police want the location and the time when the car is found not to publish in the interests of the investigation, but according to the Amsterdam television station AT5, the car found in a garage in New West. Around 02:30 pm the fire originated.
Presumably the Audi lit and the fire spread to another car. A third car was also damaged.
The car was for sale for $456,000.