Through Laurent Derne
He most often traveled by metro. But his Pastel card only limited once. And for good reason. If he made the outward journey on foot, he returned most of the time… by bike.
His padlock grinding technique loses him
A young 22 year old man was referred to the Toulouse public prosecutor’s office for immediate comparison, Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Suspected of being a serial bike thief. At the beginning of October, the police arrested him in flagrante delicto, in the dead of night, in the Lespinet-Pech-David sector.
It’s driving a car, tailgate open, that the night patrol intercepts him. In the trunk, three bicycles and a scooter lie alongside a grinder and cut padlocks. Judged by immediate comparison, the thief receives 5 months in prison. But’Property Injury Unit (UAB) of the departmental security decides to push its investigations.
6000 euros in profit
Her padlock grinding technique of the next generation Signature. Investigators are looking into similar facts committed since 2020. Thanks to the video analysis cell, they identify their suspect taking the metro (portable grinder in his bag). Then set off again on the handlebars of bikes parked on the train stations.
In total, the young man would have stolen 40 machines over the past two years. “They resold on average 150 euros each by posting advertisements on the Internet, ”indicates a police source. More precisely, on the website of Right corner not to name him, which would have allowed him to earn a small benefit from 6000 euros.
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