MASKED raiders took £140,000 worth of drones in a heist into a company backed by Peter Jones of the Dragons.
The professional hit took less than three minutes.
Along with 18 DJI drones, the two raiders took two cameras, mini drones, goggles and more from the first floor unit.
The alarm was triggered, the pair were arrested on CCTV and police arrived at the Basepoint Business Center in Chichester, West Sussex, within six minutes – but the men fled.
The officers even placed a drone to try to locate the criminals.
But it is believed they cut a hole in the fence leading to a railway line and left a ladder there before Tuesday’s midnight theft on the Drone Safe Register.
Boss Mark Boyt, 45, who is insured, won a £60,000 investment from businessman Mr Jones during a 2018 appearance on TV’s Dragons’ Den.
Mr Boyt said: “These scums know exactly what they’re after.
“They just don’t think it’s ***. They did it too quickly.”
Mr. Jones, 55, who bought a 40% stake in the company, is no longer involved in the business of hiring commercial drone pilots.
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