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3T sees collection of bikes stolen from head office 'by masked people'

Joe Robinson
27 Nov 2018

Dario Pegoretti hand-painted Exploro among 20 bikes taken from Bergamo warehouse

Italian bike and component brand 3T has seen 20 bikes, including a unique frame painted by the late Dario Pegoretti, stolen from its Lombardy headquarters.

The brand released a statement yesterday to confirm 'around six to eight masked people entered our factory building and stole all our display and demo bikes' before pleading for any information that could lead to the identification of the culprits.

The robbery occurred at 06:00 CET, with the six to eight thieves drilling a hole through the one metre thick wall of the 3T warehouse. Once inside, they moved to steal the 20 bikes that were within the offices. 

Afterwards, the thieves moved quickly to break out of the warehouse door, cut through the office's surrounding fence and getting away with the collection of bikes in a van.

Despite the police reportedly arriving within 10 minutes of the robbery, the robbers had escaped with the collection.

Sadly, the brand also confirmed that one of the bikes among those taken was a bespoke Exploro frame that had been hand-painted by the late, great Italian framebuilder Pegoretti, which had been commissioned in celebration of 3T's first ever bike.

The statement then concluded by saying, 'Everyone at 3T is in shock that this happened, and the level of professionalism of the thieves.

'If any of you see any of our bikes offered on the internet, at stores or in any other way, and it looks suspicious, please let us know.

'And keep a particular eye on the Pegoretti bike. Your help is greatly appreciated!'  

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