Near Rouen station, three young people caught breaking and searching a car
Through Julien Bottler
As 76news recently explained, trailer thefts are very common in Rouen. New illustration this Wednesday, January 25, 2023, with three young people caught in the actin the process of smash and search a car in the station area.
Caught searching a car
According to a judicial source, around 11 p.m., police officers on patrol in the station area spot three young people “with a suspicious attitude. They go around the vehicles, try to open some of them”.
The agents therefore follow the suspects and check them on their little game rue Maladrerie then rue Cousin. “There, they are very interested in a Clio, look inside with the torch of their phone. The police hear a sound of breaking glass, ”continues our source.
The three young people leave the place and then return to steal a bag from the car. It was enough for the police to qualify the flagrante delicto and arrest the individuals.
The suspects present themselves, according to our source, as unaccompanied minors, 16 years old.
Caravan thefts on the rise in Rouen
“The station sector knows an increase in such events in recent weeks, ”we continue on the side of the Departmental Directorate of Public Security (DDSP). “The investigation must determine if other facts can be linked to these suspects. Another source also told us this week of an upsurge in trailer thefts. in the Rue de Martainville area.
In Rouen, the number of thefts from vehicles ist up in 2022 compared to the previous year. To guard against this, the DDSP provides some advice:
- Close your vehicle securely and roll up the windowsincluding during a brief stop,
- do not display valuables (bag, camera, phone, computer, etc.),
- more generally, avoid leaving objects visible in the passenger compartment “like coins or clothes”,
- do not keep important papers In his car,
- do not “consider your car as a safe. Even under the seat or in the trunk, your belongings can be stolen during a towing,”
- opt for a vehicle alarm systemwhich would put potential thieves to flight.
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