All just to steal a few games consoles.
If you're a fan of the original 1960s Ford Mustang, you may want to cover your eyes because a previously pristine 1967 example has been wrecked after it crashed through a storefront. This was no accident, either, as it was deliberately crashed as part of a ramraid by some petty thieves.
The robbery took place in Athens, Greece, where thieves used the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback to ram through the entrance of a technology store. According to local media reports, the classic Mustang was stolen the night before the robbery. Original Mustangs are rare, particularly in Greece, so it's sad to see one get mistreated like this.
Video footage posted by Greece's Skai TV shows the damaged Mustang left abandoned at the scene still wedged in the entrance and covered in glass and debris from the windows it smashed through. The rear window and front windshield have been destroyed, and the hood and roof are also badly damaged. To make matters worse, the owner had also recently given the car a complete restoration. It cost them roughly 45,000 Euros ($50,000) to restore the car to its former glory, and now they're going to have to spend more money on repairs. Repair costs are estimated to be over 5,000 euros (around $5,500).
"It has suffered great damage. From the invasion they made at the store, they twisted the hood in front of the store, the bumpers broke, and the rolls of the shop fell, and both windshields and front and rear were broken," the owner told Athens Voice.
In Greece, classic Mustangs fetch between 30,000 to 70,000 euros (around $33,000 to $77,000 according to current exchange rates). So, what did the thieves steal from the store after sacrificing this classic muscle car? Three PlayStation game consoles worth a few hundred dollars each.
As for why this classic Mustang was chosen for the ramraid, the owner believes that thieves "prefer cars that are old because they have a powerful chassis. They don't know about values, they just want something solid so that an entrance can be broken for example."