A call for witnesses to find the owners of more than 450 stolen objects in the North and in Brittany
After their discovery of unusual loot in early January, the police in Pas-de-Calais are now looking for the victims of a group of burglars. It all started two weeks ago, when a Lensoise brigade got their hands on a real treasure in a house in Fouquières-lès-Lens.
Dozens of objects of all kinds, watches, scooters, bicycles, telephones, coins or even statues, were found hidden in bags, piled up in this house. All this merchandise comes from a series of burglaries, perpetrated by a group of burglars from Eastern countries, which operated throughout France, and in particular in Hauts-de-France and Brittany. Four suspects had been identified, and left free for the time of the investigations.
Over 450 stolen items
An investigation was opened by the Béthune public prosecutor’s office, which agreed to launch a call for witnesses to find the owners of these objects and trace the thread of these series of thefts. The task is immense, more than 450 objects have been found. The police published this Wednesday the photos of all this merchandise. More than 13 publications were posted on the social network Facebook.
Some objects suggest old burglaries, in particular video games from the Play Station 2 console, which date back to 2008 for a football simulation game, and even 2005 for a rugby game.
If these objects are returned to the memory of their owners, the latter are invited to contact the police at the following address: [email protected]