Car-Clueless Thieves Crash ’67 Ford Mustang Into Store To Steal Three Gaming Consoles

A classic Ford Mustang was used as a battering ram for a heist, driven through an electronics store in Athens, Greece.

The weird part of the story here is of course the car itself; classic Mustangs are pretty rare and valuable in these parts of the globe and using one of them for such an endeavor really baffles the mind.

It would make somewhat more sense if the loot was of significant value but, according to local media reports, the thieves managed to grab just three PlayStation consoles before fleeing the scene. The classic Mustang was reportedly stolen the night before.

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The car appears to be a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, which was abandoned on the spot bruised and scarred from the crash. We can see that both the windshield and rear glass are shuttered, the bonnet is gone and the roof panel visibly dented.

The car had recently undergone a complete restoration according to its owner, with the damage costs estimated to be north of 5,000 euros (around $5,500). A short video from Greece’s SKAI Channel shows the car still wedged in the entrance of the store.

Prices of classic Mustangs in Greece range between 30,000 to 70,000 euros ($33k to $77k in current exchange rates), which is thousands of times more than what those three gaming consoles are worth. But the thieves obviously had no idea about cars, so they took whatever they could find before embarking on their master plan. All things considered, though, maybe the owner should consider themselves lucky; at least they didn’t total, torch or throw it or something like that.

 

 

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  • db

    The video is worth watching just to hear the female reporter ramble on….

  • lagann

    …and that’s why they are petty thieves, they are complete morons.

  • blunt-o

    It’s Greek to me.

  • Bash

    These are the kind of guys who set the whole village on fire just to light their cigarette. Tell me about the single digit IQ.

  • AintYerPa

    What is the strongest penalty/punishment they have in Greece???

  • Skitz

    Are you sure he didn’t just leave a cars and coffee car show???

  • Mr. EP9

    I’m not sure what peak levels of idiocy we are dealing with here but it at least deserves a trophy.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    I am thinking the owner of the ‘Stang hired the thieves to slightly damage the car for insurance purposes. Steal game consoles to convince officers they were ‘kids’.

  • Bob

    Troglodytes. Amoebic wastes of carbon with the intelligence of a bucket of hair.

  • Stephen G

    It was clearly the easiest vehicle to steal. A car worth 70EU without an alarm system and no doubt parked in a vulnerable location…sounds fishy.

  • robotlogic

    Should of had a manual transmission, that would of protected it from 78% of car thieves and 100% of idiots.

    • Rimas Kurtinaitis

      Greece is a civilised country, everyone here learns to drive stick. Unlike a certain federation of 50 states that always does its own thing.

      • robotlogic

        Yes , I see their civility on display in this news story.

        • Rimas Kurtinaitis

          As I said above, this is way too stupid and unusual not to be insurance fraud. The owner couldn’t possibly keep such a piece of art not secured, especially in the western part of town, and the items lifted are simply not worth the risk of getting caught for burglary and grand theft auto, at least here.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Probably gypsies. There are tons of them in Greece. Even the islands.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Everyone knows you use a 1977 Mustang II for stuff like this.

  • Rimas Kurtinaitis

    This reeks of insurance fraud. It was definitely insured, and such cars are an object of great pride here. He can’t have let such a car outside, he must have known better. I wouldn’t call the alleged thieves stupid, they were just paid to do their job.

  • john1168

    This is NOT a 1967. It IS a 1964/65 Mustang.

  • Ishliss

    Selling stolen game systems is a lot easier to get away with then selling an old classic mustang in a country that probably doesn’t see many for sale. While they are not professional criminals they are not stupid.

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