Just imagine that you’re an Australian car enthusiast, and after patiently awaiting your turn to take delivery of the new, right-hand-drive, 2016 Ford Mustang, armed thieves come and take it from your home.
That’s precisely what happened in the city of Brisbane last Thursday, when two masked men with guns gained entry to a residence in the city’s inner-north, driving off with the new Ford Mustang parked in the garage downstairs. The thieves also made off with a Louis Vuitton bag and a wallet.
Local news source 9news.com.au reports that it appears the theft required some preparation. “From speaking to the victims, it would appear the offenders were aware the vehicle was there prior to attending,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Mulcahy. “It would appear there was some planning involved which is quite concerning.”
Sales of the latest, sixth-generation Ford Mustang have largely exceeded expectations globally, and the wait-time to secure one of the pony cars in Australia – a right-hand-drive market – has proven especially long. We certainly hope that the victims in this crime are able to reattain the car soon; otherwise, it may be long while before the couple can secure a replacement.