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200 Stolen Items: Police Looking for their Owners

Police looking for the owners of nearly 200 objects stolen by a gang specialized between December 2011 and February 2017 in France.

Jewelry, watches, handbags, gold coins, clocks, knickknacks and other charms: Police trying to find the rightful owners of assorted booty amassed during years by a gang specializing in theft by deception, now behind bars.

The survey used to dismantle the network was conducted by the services of judicial police of Bordeaux and Lille. But this “call to victims of low false quality” was launched at the national level through the police website  because the criminals who targeted primarily the elderly, foamed “throughout France between December 2011 and February 2017 “ .

Thieves, receivers, intermediaries after a survey of nearly a year, the Police department of Bordeaux had got hold of a team of seasoned criminals, arrested in two waves beginning of March.

Their flight technique was simple but cunning “well established” , according to police.

200 objects stolen by trickery




“Thieves in work clothes, posing as agents of the waters by presenting himself with a tricolor card. Pretending to work on a construction site in a nearby street and have broken a water pipe, they introduced themselves among their victims to check the pressure and water quality. While one of the authors occupied / victim (s) in the kitchen, the second took the opportunity to leave the room and search the home “ sums up the website of the National Police.

The team toured France, in the Bordeaux region in Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne) via Châteauroux (Indre), Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin), the Calais and even Belgium. 

Part of the loot had been found in the department of Aisne, in the main cache “brain” alleged that band by a qualified investigator “Aladdin’s cave” .

To return the stolen items to their owners – provided they can prove it – the police have posted three catalogs with almost 200 items seized.

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