Thursday in Avignon, a grocer found traces of the money and products that had been stolen from his business. An 18-year-old man has since been arrested.
On Thursday morning, December 30, a grocery store in Avignon (Vaucluse) was the target of a theft. An individual thus entered the business from which he emerged with money and bottles of alcohol. The burglar apparently did not want to waste time by directly stealing the cash register instead of digging into it. Provence reports that the scene, or at least part of it, was observed by a witness. It was the latter who informed the victim about the presumably location of money and stolen bottles.
Grocer tracks his suspected thief, then gets threatened with a knife
The grocer followed a young man from his neighborhood, and once arrived at the home of his suspect, recognized his cash register. In the process, the young noticed him and threatened him with a knife. The direct sequence is not specified. We can however imagine that the victim preferred to flee and call the police. The latter indeed arrived a little later on the scene, which they searched while the respondent was apprehended.
The suspect first tried to take responsibility for the facts
At the home of the suspect detained by two bottles of alcohol, a cash register and 1,300 euros in banknotes and coins. Only goods from the grocery store. At first, the 18-year-old man said the theft was committed by another person who then allegedly hid his son at his home. The respondent, however, came to recognize his own responsibility in the facts. It also appears that no other suspect has been identified. The young man will have to compare in front of the criminal court.