One Million Dollars in Bikes Stolen from SCOTT Sports

by Brian Mullin on June 6, 2014

Burglary at SCOTT Sports SA

On
the weekend of June 1, thieves eluded the safety measures of the
warehouse at SCOTT’s headquarters in Givisiez, Switzerland and stole a
large number of expensive bikes. The retail value of the stolen bikes
amounts to almost 1 million Swiss Francs.

Grams Thoughts => Wow, what a huge bummer. This is a large chunk of change for any bike company to take a hit in their piggy bank. Hopefully the authorities can find the thief’s. Scum bags!

Professional Perpetrators

The
thieves acted in a professional manner and gained access to the
warehouse despite an active burglar alarm and without attracting
attention. In the building, they stole a large number of expensive Model
Year 2014 road and mountain bikes as well as several Model Year 2015
samples that have not yet been introduced to the market. Furthermore,
the thieves stole a truck from an adjacent company to transport the
bikes.

High Amounts of Loss

The
perpetrators stole about 200 bikes with an average retail value of
4’500CHF. As a consequence, SCOTT Sports SA faces substantial financial
damage that amounts to almost 1 million Swiss Francs. “It is a sad truth
that the bicycling industry, be it retailers, manufacturers or
professional teams, have been victim of recurrent, severe burglaries
causing extensive financial damage during the past few years,” says
Pascal Ducrot, Vice President of SCOTT Sports. SCOTT is the latest
victim in a series of burglaries that have affected Swiss bike
manufacturers and retailers during the past few months.

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