Gone in 6 Minutes

Well, you may have seen "Gone in 60 Seconds" and thought that you could steal a car in under a minute but that actually takes skillz.

So what's an enterprising car thief to do if he couldn't do it in 60 seconds with hand tools? He did it in 6 minutes with a crane:

The robbery happened early Sunday morning at a Jeep-Chrysler dealership. The robber pulled up in a flatbed truck with a crane attached to the back, then lifted the Jeep up by the roof. The robbery took six minutes, start to finish -- but it wasn't the smartest plan.

"It had to do a ton of damage," said Matt Magnuson, whose family has been selling cars here for 37 years. "First of all, it would've gone through both doors on either side and smashed the window and probably bent the hard top on the Jeep and the frame."

Link - via Gizmodo

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"It had to do a ton of damage,"

Most car thiefs like that intend to break the stolen vehicle for parts. Since the shell is the most readilly indentifiable part I don't suppose the thief cared a whole lot about trashing the shell. He probably removed all the identifiable parts an crushed or dumped the rest.

Generally speaking there's less risk in selling parts than there is in selling a whole stolen car, and a lot of people would be surprised at the value of the parts.
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