They have stolen over a hundred cars and motorcycles. Vehicles from Germany went to Poland. Nine people were detained in the case and heard, among others: allegations of participation in an organized criminal group. According to the services, this group could have been behind, among other things, the theft of three BMWs previously driven by employees of the Chinese embassy in Berlin.
Nine people were arrested in the case. According to investigators, in 2021-2023 Germany the group was supposed to steal luxury cars and motorcycles. In total, over a hundred vehicles with a total value of over PLN 5.5 million were stolen.
According to those investigating the case, the detainees may also be responsible for theft of three luxury BMWs, which were used by employees of the Chinese embassy in Berlin. It took place in December 2022.
– One of these cars, BMW X7, worth approximately PLN 600,000. PLN, was stopped on the A1 motorway by officers of the Maritime Unit of the Border Guard – emphasized Warrant Officer Konrad Szwed from the press team of the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard.
As described by the services, group members had a specific method of operation, division of roles and tasks. They used specialized equipment to break through security measures in vehicles, which made it possible to do the so-called computer theft.
Cars stolen in Germany were headed to Poland
– Stolen vehicles immediately found buyers in Poland, and so-called “custom-order” thefts also often occurred. Cars and motorcycles were previously selected and ordered by their later buyers from Poland – explained the Szwed.
Spokesperson CBŚP assistant inspector Iwona Jurkiewicz said that the gang was investigated by a joint investigation team (JIT) established in September, which included officers from the Maritime Branch of the Border Guard, policemen from the Wrocław Board of the Central Police Investigation Bureau, prosecutors from the Lower Silesian Branch of the Department of Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor’s Office, as well as German police officers and prosecutors.
They face up to 10 years in prison
The detained were charged by the prosecutor from the Lower Silesian PK department with participation in an organized criminal group and burglary. The crimes charged against the suspects are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. – Due to the need to ensure the proper course of the proceedings, the real fear of fraud and the risk of severe punishment for the suspects, at the request of the prosecutor, a preventive measure in the form of temporary arrest was applied to all suspects – said Karol Borchólski from the press department of the National Prosecutor’s Office. As he said, during the activities, numerous searches were carried out of the places of residence and stay of the detainees, during which, among others, the following items were secured: property derived from profits obtained from crimes committed, as well as specialized equipment used for burglary of passenger cars and motorcycles.
– During the investigation, searches were also carried out in selected places in Germany – added the prosecutor.
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