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A Mercedes worth PLN 180,000 disappeared from the parking lot in Biskupiec. The police located the car in Olsztyn the next day. A 32-year-old man accused of stealing a car faces up to 15 years in prison.

The theft of a Mercedes from one of the parking lots in Biskupiec (Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship) took place on Monday, July 10. The victim estimated the value of the vehicle at PLN 180,000.

The case was dealt with by officers from the Department for Combating Crime Against Property of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Olsztyn and police officers from the Poviat Police Headquarters in Mrągowo. The next day they found the stolen vehicle.

– On one of the streets in Olsztyn, they noticed a stolen car and stopped it on ul. Kętrzyński. A 32-year-old man was behind the wheel of the Mercedes. The police recovered the stolen car within 24 hours of reporting it. This time, however, was enough for him to remove the engine cover of the vehicle in order to confuse the police and prevent the identification of the stolen car, informs the press team of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Olsztyn.

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The 32-year-old will answer in terms of recidivism

The 32-year-old was taken into police custody. Based on the evidence collected, the man was charged with burglary.

A Mercedes worth PLN 180,000 disappeared from the parking lot in Biskupiec.  The police tracked the car in Olsztyn the next day, but less than a day was enough for the perpetrator to peel off the engine cover.  A 32-year-old man accused of stealing a car faces up to 15 years in prison.

The officers arrested the man and placed him in police custodyKWP Olsztyn

This crime is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, but the man faces up to 15 years in prison, because he has been punished for similar crimes in the past and will be held responsible in the conditions of the so-called recidivism.

Main photo source: KWP Olsztyn



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