Earlier this year we told you about professional skier Jon Olsson’s DTM inspired RS 6 Avant. Well, this morning we received some bad news. Jon Olsson’s former Audi RS6 DTM was stolen. While the car (now owned by Douwe Leitner) was being used to film a promotional video it was stolen during an armed robbery at a gas station in the Netherlands. It was found a few hours later burned out in a parking garage.
According to Car Throttle, Olsson’s former car (now owned by Douwe Leitner) was stolen during an armed robbery at a gas station in the Netherlands, and found a few hours later on fire in a parking complex.
Here’s the Netherlands’ Telegraaf on the incident:
Two armed criminals robbed the expensive car late Wednesday night when filming a promotional video, as the camera people at a gas station in Amsterdam-East the Go Pro cameras were hanged. The pair threatened the cameraman and the owner of the vehicle, which at that time was in the car, and then went there with great speed off. “The car was not a track and trace system to track the car directly,” said Douwe Leitner, the owner of the car.
The keys to the RS 6 car were still in Leitner’s pocket. The Audi advanced key allows the driver to start the car without inserting a physical key. However, once the criminals turned it off, they couldn’t start it again. It seems at this point they determined it was better to just torch it and destroy all the evidence.