• Apr 25, 2006
Real Madrid superstar and English soccer football hero David Beckham has lost his second BMW in just six months. In the latest heist, his armored BMW X-5, which was fitted with the latest in high-tech security features (including an ignition requiring a unique ID code to start the engine), was lifted from a shopping mall parking garage near Madrid.

Apparently, thieves used specialized software to circumvent the X-5's anti-theft measures. Police report that an average of 50 luxury cars are stolen in Madrid every day.

[Sources: The Scotsman, contactmusic.com]




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      • 8 Years Ago
      " Police report that an average of 50 luxury cars are stolen in Madrid every day."
      That is a terrible statistics. So, Beckham should ocnsider coming back to UK and play in Premier League again. AT least, he wont have to worry for his car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      @#1,

      How is that car conspicuous? It looks like any other BMW X5. I live in the Washington DC area and they're everywhere. It wouldn't matter if he was driving a 1992 Honda Accord. Thieves have targeted him and will try to boost anything he drives.
      • 8 Years Ago
      uh, no lowjack on a seperate powersource??
      • 8 Years Ago
      http://www.armored-cars.com/new%20pages/view_bmwX5.html




      - 3.0L 6 cyln. 4.4L, 4.8L V8 Gas Engine, 5 / 6 speed auto / manual transmission, 4x4
      - Operable driver side front window & run flat inserts in vehicle tires
      - Passenger compartment protection for up to 5 passengers
      - Grenade proof floor protection
      - Armor levels B5 up to B6
      • 8 Years Ago
      X5 is on top of the theft ranking in Germany (percent of cars sold to stolen).

      Seems to be very coveted in the east.

      Recently read about one that was intercepted in Romania. Authorities won't return it. Now a judge there drives it. Guess who will become EU member in 2007? Romania.
      Cheers.
      DriftPunch
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a complete lie fabricated by the Bush Administration! Everyone knows that crime and other malicious enterprises do not exist in the land of enlightenment. Only free healthcare, unicorns, and perfect roads exist there...
      • 8 Years Ago
      You live in a city where 50 luxury cars are stolen every day, it's already happened to you once, now twice. Here's hint: don't buy another conspicuous car this time around. Duh.
      • 8 Years Ago
      According to Luxist Audi gave him a free Q7.
      source:
      http://www.luxist.com/2006/04/25/beckham-gets-free-audi-q7/
      • 8 Years Ago
      #9 - I don't know whats going on with the people at Luxist but they have been posting innacurate postings so you may need to take what they say with a pinch of salt.

      As for Becks' X5 being stolen... I couldn't care less. I just want him to concentrate on the job in hand in 6 weeks time and steer England towards a World Cup win. On paper we can win it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ah...to Russia (or mid east) with Love....
      Thats where they are shipped...
      Some big shot in Moscow or Baghdad will be driving it before the week is out...
      Something like this is probably "special ordered" before it is heisted.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess it's no wonder Beckham wants to finish his career in the US. His car won't be stolen quite so often.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #5. An X5 is conspicuous by itself. That it's armorment is not obvious is quite irrelevent.