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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu – Click above for high-res image gallery

Tax evasion. It's how they got Al Capone, and it's how European authorities are pinning down a team of car-jackers who made off with a trio of top-end automobiles.

The thieves reportedly broke into a house in Switzerland and drove off in the proprietor's BMW 750Li, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Bugatti Veyron. Not just any Veyron, either, but the ultra-rare Grand Sport Sang Bleu.

According to reports, they drove the cars through Germany on the way to Poland, and were easily spotted along the way. A million-dollar chromed supercar does not exactly blend into traffic, after all, the way a Volkswagen Golf or Toyota Camry would. The drivers of the Bugatti and BMW were apprehended by German police, and the Veyron was unfortunately scraped up in the process. The driver of the Ferrari reportedly escaped, however, ditching the car at a railway station and disappearing into the crowd.

Now the two apprehended thieves are being hit with a half-million-dollar tax bill. That's right, they're being charged for importing the stolen cars into Germany from Switzerland, which is not part of the European Union. That, and probably a count or two of grand theft auto...

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      • 4 Years Ago
      ooooooooold news...
      • 4 Years Ago
      They DROVE the cars? That means they had the electronic keys or key fobs or whatever the cars use. And that means an inside job (Unless the owner has a key board in his garage or something doofy like that).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or they broke into his house and grabbed the keys from his counter, or wherever they were stashed. Not hard to see them doing that...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd have one of those car tracking service in all my high end cars, if I were that rich.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder how they chose who got to drive what?
      • 4 Years Ago
      pics of the crashed bugatti or it didnt happen
      Bat Ye'Or
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a huge problem in Germany. Since the Poles were allowed pass the border without controls, car thefts have increased by over 100%... the EU sucks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Vlad Popescu
      • 4 Years Ago
      i knew there was always a cost to doing schengen.
      black republican
      • 4 Years Ago
      Behind ever Veyron sale is a great crime.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For being able to steal all those cars, they seem like morons. I mean, driving the rarest Veyron ever made out in the open? You'd think they'd put it in a trailer or something... well at least two of em were caught. Hope they spend the rest of their lives paying that tax bill back.
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