In what might be a real-life case of "Fast and Furious," authorities are hunting for a white 2015 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible worth $450,000 that was last seen on the streets of New York City on October 28.
Now Pinkerton, the legendary private detective agency, is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the vehicle, which was spotted in Flushing, Queens, before it disappeared and which authorities believe could be parked in a shipping container, bound for an overseas location, according to Pinkerton. NYPD officials told FoxNews.com they have no report of a stolen Lamborghini fitting the description, but if it indeed occurred, it may be too hot for local streets.
“It would have to be exported,” said an NYPD source. “A car like that is too unique, even to chop for parts.”
It is not known who owns the car, which was parked near the Al Oerter Recreation Complex, a facility named for the legendary Olympic discus thrower. At least one luxury car theft ring has been operating in the New York and New Jersey area in recent months, stealing Bentleys, Land Rovers and Maseratis. Authorities arrested one man in New Jersey last week, and have now charged a total of 21 suspects in connection with that international luxury carjacking ring, according to the New Jersey State Police and Attorney General's office. The ring, which allegedly stole cars parked outside country clubs and fancy restaurants, has a history of car theft offenses.