So far, two men suspected of stealing catalytic converters have been charged with as many as 151 charges. The 26- and 35-year-olds are in temporary custody. The losses caused by their activities were estimated at over PLN 2 million.
The case came to light in mid-August. Then, police officers from the Krakow district found 40 stolen catalytic converters in the bushes in the Liszki commune. Two weeks later, two men, aged 26 and 35, were arrested and charged with theft.
Then, another 26 catalysts were found hidden in a similar way. The suspects, after being charged by the prosecutor – by court decision – were placed in temporary custody, where they are still detained.
During the investigation, according to the police, the 26- and 35-year-old was found guilty of another 83 thefts of catalytic converters in the Silesian Voivodeship. The investigation included materials collected in this case from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Chorzów and the Municipal Police Headquarters in Bielsko-Biała.
Therefore, the Kraków Prądnik Biały District Prosecutor’s Office, which supervises the investigation, charged the suspects with 83 more charges. In total, they face 151 charges each, and the total losses in this case were estimated at PLN 2.2 million.
“The case is still developing. Investigators are investigating whether the suspects have committed similar thefts in other regions of Poland,” police officers from the Krakow district inform.
Main photo source: KWP Kraków