An offender specializing in theft of bicycles was arrested. He had six engines at home.
His method, regularly used by thieves, is extremely effective. Only, it is also identifiable if the victim is a vigilante. A 26-year-old man specialized in the theft of bicycles was arrested at the beginning of the week by the gendarmes of the autonomous territorial brigade of Beauzelle.
At the end of last week, an inhabitant of this town located north of Toulouse, realizes that his two bicycles have disappeared. He filed a complaint but continued his own investigation. And while tapping on his computer keyboard, he quickly finds two suspicious ads. On the Leboncoin site, a seller offers two bikes similar to his. The victim sends a mail to the Internet user, she says she is interested and sets an appointment. At the same time, she warns the soldiers of her discovery and gives them the time and place to meet.
Six stolen bikes discovered
A good reflex, since the day of the exchange, this Monday, the suspect was arrested by the police. The victim was able to recover his two bikes. And at the home of the respondent, investigators got their hands on 6 other bicycles. During the surveys, they noticed that this individual was very active on the internet, he increased the number of ads and sales.
At the end of his custody, this first-time offender received a summons before the Toulouse Criminal Court.