Man Steals Maserati GranTurismo From Dealership At Gunpoint

The Maserati GranTurismo still looks pretty good after more than a decade on the market, but one man wanted the car so bad they robbed a dealership at gunpoint.

The incident occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina last week when a man walked into the Gulf Export dealership and allegedly pointed a gun at employees in a back office. WSOC spoke to one of the employees who said the man had a towel wrapped around the gun and demanded keys to a 2008 Maserati GranTurismo which the dealership had listed for nearly $32,000 (£24,875 / € 28,373).

After being given the keys, the robber left the dealership and took off with the car. The entire incident reportedly took just five minutes.

No one was harmed in the incident, but it was pretty brazen as the station noted the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office is located right in front of the dealership. That’s pretty bold and it appears this wasn’t even the man’s first attempt to steal the car.

According to dealership employee Mamoun Bahrour, the man attempted to steal the Maserati earlier in the week but apparently couldn’t find the keys. He tried again the following day, but the alarm went off and police began to chase him.

The man escaped that failed attempt and is still apparently on the run. Unfortunately, security cameras didn’t get a very good look at him because he was wearing a hoodie.

 

  • Six_Tymes

    *badly that

  • Mr. EP9

    The linked video shows the car being recovered, albiet damaged, and the suspect being taken into custody. I don’t know why he went to the trouble of targeting this Maserati but I’m guessing he needed a getaway car and probably thought the Maserati was easier to steal, or maybe he thought he can show off it in or something. Who knows? He made three dumb decisions and is paying for it.

  • iddqd

    i was hoping it wouldn’t be a dindu, since the Maserati GT is a car of acquired taste…but low and behold…

    • europeon

      Acquired taste? You don’t listen much to hip-hop, do you?

      • iddqd

        nope, no dindu-music here- not too much dindus either, even though this is changing…sadly.

        • europeon

          … and there is no idkfa in the real world either 🙁

  • Well that didn’t take time.

  • Jorge A. Nunez

    I would of given him the GT I own for free, he would of given it back after a few days when it broke his soul.

    • Danny Boy

      Wow…..
      That bad of an experience huh?

    • europeon

      You don’t own a GranTurismo.

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