Police officers from Mława arrested two men, aged 23 and 29, suspected of trying to steal elements from the route of the historic narrow-gauge railway in Nosarzewo Borowe. They planned to sell the dismantled parts of the track at a scrap yard. The younger of the detainees had drugs.
– A random witness reported the dismantled track elements of the historic narrow-gauge railway in Nosarzewo Borowy last Saturday – said Anna Pawłowska, spokeswoman for the District Police Headquarters in Mława, on Monday.
There were keys and crowbars in the car
– After the report, the patrol immediately detained one of the suspects, who was busy packing metal washers and screws. His accomplice escaped, but not for long. He was captured by another patrol. Both men are residents of the Mława district, aged 23 and 29 – said Asp. pcs. Pawłowska.
In the car in which the suspects arrived at the scene of the theft, the police found metal track elements, keys and crowbars, as well as four commercial portions of mephedrone belonging to the 23-year-old. – One of the detainees stated in a conversation with the officers that they planned to sell the dismantled parts of the narrow-gauge railway to a scrap yard – explained the spokeswoman of the Mława police.
Charges of attempted theft
Both detainees were charged with attempted theft, punishable by three months to five years in prison. In addition, the younger suspect was also charged with drug possession, which is punishable by up to three years in prison.
As pointed out by Asst. pcs. Pawłowska, “further arrangements are being made regarding the historic value of the dismantled elements.” The proceedings in this case are conducted by the District Police Headquarters in Mława.
Main photo source: KPP in Mława