CCTV shows F1 team factory ram-raid

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Published: Wednesday 21st January 2015 by The News Editor

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Dramatic CCTV footage has been released of raiders using a 4×4 to ram-raid Formula 1 team Red Bull’s factory before they stole more than 60 trophies.

The clip shows the crooks’ vehicle reversing into the front entrance of the team building in Milton Keynes at around 1.30am on December 6.

Six masked raiders, some armed with shovels and sledgehammers, are then seen grabbing trophies from cabinet shelves before fleeing.

Officers from Thames Valley Police are due to make an appeal for information about the break-in on BBC1’s Crimewatch programme tonight.

Around 20 of the trophies were recovered after a member of the public spotted them dumped in Horseshoe Lake near Sandhurst, Berkshire.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner told Crimewatch: “It was a pointless crime, the value of which for these trophies is minimal in terms of raw material.

“But the emotional value is huge and it would be great to see those trophies back in their rightful home in Milton Keynes.”

Red Bull staff were said to have been “absolutely devastated” by the theft of the trophies following years of work.

The Austrian team won the F1 constructors’ championship and drivers’ title from 2010 to 2013.

Mr Horner has previously warned that the team would have to limit access to the site in future, accepting the move would disappoint fans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thames Valley Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Published: Wednesday 21st January 2015 by The News Editor

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