Earlier this month, over 60 trophies from the Red Bull Racing Formula One factory were stolen in a brazened night-time burglary. Now police have found about 20 of the trophies in a lake in England.
The Thames Valley Police department revealed that the trophies were recovered from the Horseshoe Lake after a citizen noticed the prized possessions there.
While speaking with the Daily Mail about the discovery, Detective Constable Chris Oakman said, “We estimate about 20 trophies have been recovered, but we are liaising with Red Bull to establish the exact number, as some of the trophies are damaged.”
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner added, “It’s good news that some of our trophies have been found and thanks to the police for all their help so far. The fact that some of the trophies were discarded in a lake and damaged shows how senseless this crime was. While the trophies mean an enormous amount to the team, their intrinsic value is low – and the extent of the damage that was caused to the factory by the offenders during the break-in was significant.”