Trophies stolen in Red Bull break-in

By on Saturday, December 6, 2014
Red Bull/Getty Images

Red Bull/Getty Images

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner says the squad is 'devastated' following a break-in of their factory in Milton Keynes, in which over 60 trophies were stolen.

Police confirmed that they were called to Red Bull's factory at 1:30am on Saturday, after a group of around six men used a vehicle to gain access to the front entrance of the premises.

Night staff, who were on duty at the time, were not harmed in the incident.

"We are obviously devastated by this serious factory break in, which saw offenders drive a vehicle through our front entrance and steal more than 60 trophies which took years and hard work to accumulate," said Horner.

"The break-in caused significant damage and was very upsetting for our night officers who were on duty at the time. The offenders took items that not only did not belong to them, but which represented the efforts of a group of dedicated, hard-working individuals.

"Beyond the aggressive nature of this break-in, we are perplexed why anyone would take these trophies. The value to the team is of course extraordinarily high due to the sheer hard work and effort that went into winning each and every one. But their intrinsic value is low; they would be of little benefit to those outside of the team and, in addition to that, many of the trophies on display were replicas.

"The actions of these men mean it’s likely that we will have to make our site less accessible in the future, which will be unfair on the hundreds of fans that travel to visit our factory each year to see our trophies and our Formula One car."

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