Disgruntled ex-Mercedes-Benz worker goes on incredible £5million wrecking spree

A disgruntled former Mercedes-Benz worker has been arrested after he went on a £5 million wrecking spree with a stolen JCB at a Spanish factory he used to work at.  

The 38-year-old allegedly destroyed around 50 brand-new vans with the stolen JCB that he drove 18 miles to the factory on an industrial estate in the Basque capital Vitoria, northern Spain

The damaged vans included the Mercedes-Benz V-Class worth nearly £90,000 and the new eVitos during the spree which occurred in the early hours of Thursday. 

A disgruntled former Mercedes-Benz worker has been arrested after he went on a £5 million wrecking spree (pictured) with a stolen JCB at a Spanish factory he used to work at

A disgruntled former Mercedes-Benz worker has been arrested after he went on a £5 million wrecking spree (pictured) with a stolen JCB at a Spanish factory he used to work at

A disgruntled former Mercedes-Benz worker has been arrested after he went on a £5 million wrecking spree (pictured) with a stolen JCB at a Spanish factory he used to work at 

The damaged vans included the Mercedes-Benz V-Class worth nearly £90,000 and the new eVitos during the spree which occurred in the early hours of Thursday

The damaged vans included the Mercedes-Benz V-Class worth nearly £90,000 and the new eVitos during the spree which occurred in the early hours of Thursday

The damaged vans included the Mercedes-Benz V-Class worth nearly £90,000 and the new eVitos during the spree which occurred in the early hours of Thursday

A security guard had to fire a warning shot into the air to get the suspect to stop his crazed attack while he waited for police to arrive, according to local reports.

Police said the detainee worked at the Mercedes Benz site between 2016 and 2017. 

Officers are currently investigating the incident, which happened in the early hours of Thursday morning, as a work-related revenge attack.

Initial company estimates have put the damage at between £1.78 and £4.45 million. 

The 38-year-old allegedly destroyed 69 brand-new vans with the stolen JCB (pictured) that he had driven 18 miles to the factory on an industrial estate in the Basque capital Vitoria, northern Spain

The 38-year-old allegedly destroyed 69 brand-new vans with the stolen JCB (pictured) that he had driven 18 miles to the factory on an industrial estate in the Basque capital Vitoria, northern Spain

The 38-year-old allegedly destroyed 69 brand-new vans with the stolen JCB (pictured) that he had driven 18 miles to the factory on an industrial estate in the Basque capital Vitoria, northern Spain

A Erzaintza regional police spokesman stated there were around 50 damaged vehicles (pictured) despite local reports suggesting there were 69

A Erzaintza regional police spokesman stated there were around 50 damaged vehicles (pictured) despite local reports suggesting there were 69

A Erzaintza regional police spokesman stated there were around 50 damaged vehicles (pictured) despite local reports suggesting there were 69

Meanwhile the JCB was taken from a construction firm on an industrial estate in Legutiano. 

A Erzaintza regional police spokesman stated there were around 50 damaged vehicles despite local reports suggesting there were 69.  

The spokesman said: ‘Officers in Vitoria have arrested a man aged 38 who stole a JCB from one firm and smashed it into 50 parked vehicles.

The JCB was taken from a construction firm on an industrial estate in Legutiano to the industrial estate

The JCB was taken from a construction firm on an industrial estate in Legutiano to the industrial estate

The JCB was taken from a construction firm on an industrial estate in Legutiano to the industrial estate 

The JCB was driven 18 miles to the factory at the industrial site and was allegedly used to destroy the vehicles

The JCB was driven 18 miles to the factory at the industrial site and was allegedly used to destroy the vehicles

The JCB was driven 18 miles to the factory at the industrial site and was allegedly used to destroy the vehicles 

The spokesman said: 'Officers in Vitoria have arrested a man aged 38 who stole a JCB from one firm and smashed it into 50 parked vehicles (pictured) in another'

The spokesman said: 'Officers in Vitoria have arrested a man aged 38 who stole a JCB from one firm and smashed it into 50 parked vehicles (pictured) in another'

The spokesman said: ‘Officers in Vitoria have arrested a man aged 38 who stole a JCB from one firm and smashed it into 50 parked vehicles (pictured) in another’ 

Officers are currently investigating the incident, which happened in the early hours of Thursday morning, as a work-related revenge attack

Officers are currently investigating the incident, which happened in the early hours of Thursday morning, as a work-related revenge attack

A Erzaintza regional police spokesman said: 'Police arrived at the scene of the damage to find the man at the wheel of the JCB smashing into the parked vehicles'

A Erzaintza regional police spokesman said: 'Police arrived at the scene of the damage to find the man at the wheel of the JCB smashing into the parked vehicles'

Officers are currently investigating the incident, which happened in the early hours of Thursday morning, as a work-related revenge attack. Pictured: The Mercedes-Benz factory in the Basque capital Vitoria, northern Spain

Initial company estimates have put the damage at between £1.78 and £4.45 million. Pictured: A van destroyed during the spree

Initial company estimates have put the damage at between £1.78 and £4.45 million. Pictured: A van destroyed during the spree

Initial company estimates have put the damage at between £1.78 and £4.45 million. Pictured: A van destroyed during the spree 

‘During the journey between the two sites, he caused other damage.

‘Police arrived at the scene of the damage to find the man at the wheel of the JCB smashing into the parked vehicles.

‘He was held on suspicion of causing criminal damage.’

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