Just Another Night In Russia: Man Steals Armored Personnel Carrier And Crushes A Daewoo

Smash and grab robberies aren’t too uncommon but one is Russia is getting a lot of attention because the driver used an armored personnel carrier.

While APCs aren’t exactly a dime a dozen, Reuters is reporting the vehicle was stolen from a motorsports training facility by a drunk man in his late 20’s. After stealing the armored personnel carrier, the man reportedly drove the vehicle through a forest before arriving in the town of Apatity which isn’t too far from the Finnish border.

Despite its remote location, the town is home to around 60,000 residents and has narrow streets which apparently proved pretty challenging for drunk in an APC. As a result, the man ended up crushing a Daewoo and slamming into the window of a convenience store.

Reports say the man then exited the vehicle and briefly looked at the damage. He then walked into the store, through the broken window, and apparently stole a bottle of wine.

The man was eventually arrested without incident and locals reportedly didn’t seem too shocked by the events that occurred earlier today.


  • Oh, Russia. You make Florida Man look sane.

  • “stolen from a motorsports training facility” It’s either a typo or that “facility” does offers APC training…

    Just kidding, the APC is MT-LB, normally used for artillery tractor but also used as an APC, it was made in Russia and licensed in Poland, you can get one starting from $35.000. I think someone bought it and store it there when this man stole it.

  • So he didn’t fire the cannon?

    • I really hate being pedantic, but this particular APC don’t have any turrets.

  • Shane

    When you’ve had so much vodka you forget which Koreans are the bad ones.

  • Bash

    In other news, it was claimed that the guy was not only DUI, but he actually consumed vodka that was made in 1967.

  • Vassilis

    Way too much GTA.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    I think Putin should give him an award to the Motor industry for crushing a Daewoo.

    The man was eventually arrested without incident..
    God knows what Carscoops thinks is an incident then!

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