Swiss BMW steering wheels targeted by thieves in Italy
Swiss registered BMW’s are being targeted by thieves in Italy.
But they don’t want the whole car, just the steering wheel.
Police say a gang can remove a wheel from a car in under 10 seconds. Modern steering wheels are complicated and expensive. To replace one will cost at least CHF 2,000.
It seems cars with Swiss plates are especially attractive to the Italian gangs.
While the phenomenon is not new – police say there are new are more active gangs operating at the moment.