Police officers from Warsaw’s Ochota detained a 31-year-old Georgian. In the car he was driving, they found ten catalytic converters with traces of cutting. The court granted the request of the Warsaw Ochota District Prosecutor’s Office, placing the man in pre-trial detention for a period of three months.
Staff Sergeant Jakub Pacyniak from the District Police Headquarters in Ochota reported that in December last year, a series of thefts of catalytic converters from passenger cars took place in the district. – The scheme of the perpetrator’s operation was to cut out the desired part from the cars parked on the streets of Ochota. Criminal investigators from the District Police Headquarters of Warsaw III started operational activities, which as a result led them to the suspect. He was detained in Warsaw’s Ursynów. In the vehicle in which the 31-year-old was moving, the officers found 10 catalysts with cut marks and specialized tools that could be used for theft, the police officer described the details of the arrest.
He added that the man “heard a total of ten charges, and the car in which he stored the stolen parts was towed to the police parking lot.” – The court granted the request of the Warsaw Ochota District Prosecutor’s Office and placed the man in pre-trial detention for a period of three months. He may face up to five years in prison.
Proceedings in this case are supervised by the Warsaw Ochota District Prosecutor’s Office
The police also warns that “when choosing a parking space, you should be guided by safety considerations”. – Make sure that the place where you leave your car is well lit and monitored. It is important that the car park is equipped with additional technical security. Pay attention to people in the vicinity of vehicles behaving suspiciously, especially at night.
Main photo source: KRP III