In France, according to a study by the Flight Observatory of the company Coyote Secure, 121,500 cars were stolen in 2020. Although this number has decreased from 2019, car theft continues to haunt motorists. In Seine-et-Marne, a 78-year-old grandmother is added to the long list of victims.
They dragged her several meters
The facts took place on Friday, August 5, 2022 in Cesson. When she left her house, the elderly woman probably never would have thought that she would experience such a tragedy. At breakfast time, two men stole his car, a Renault Twingo. When they got into the vehicle, then dragged the victim for several meters.
When that was done, the thieves fled into the city center, driving towards Cesson-la-Forêt. Fortunately, the police officers from the anti-crime brigade ended up intercepting them. Note that inside the car were the handbag and purchases of the septuagenarian.
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Remanded in custody after car theft
As for the suspects, according to the information, they would be two homeless people of Chilean origin, aged 52 and 48 respectively. Last I heard, they were taken into custody at the Moissy-Cramayel police station.
As for the old lady, for now, no information has been disclosed about his condition. Provided that her life is not in danger and that she can find comfort with her family.
Car theft: a similar case
This car theft case took place in Val-de-Marne. In the town of Moissy-Cramayel to be exact. The vehicle was an Audi A1. The offense took place on the night between 29 July and Saturday 30 July 2022 at around 03.30. The owner of the vehicle, a 28-year-old young man, was sleeping quietly there while waiting to return to see his father.
Suddenly, the sounds of 3 men wake him from sleep. He then decides to get out of his car to discuss with them. However, the tone rose quickly. One of the three men then gets into the vehicle and then starts the engine.
A double fracture of the left foot
Wants to get his vehicle, the owner hung on the door handle, but in vain. And like the old lady from Cesson, he was also dragged several meters.
What caused him a double fracture of the left foot, knocked over by the rear wheel. Not to mention the erosions on his arms and legs. During an interview, he particularly returned to this sad incident.
With a heavy heart he said:
“I refused a cast and I have a splint on, but I have to see the orthopedist for a possible operation. I am crushed. I was going on vacation and I no longer have a car. I also used it to go to construction sites because I work in construction. »
Then the young man added:
“All my things, my driver’s license, my papers and my phone were inside. I have nothing left, that’s the real hassle!”
Until now, no information circulated in twenty. But on August 2, 2022, the vehicle was finally found. Pending forensic identification expertise, he was placed under seal.
For information, this is not the first time the car has been stolen. And with good reason, the Audi disappeared in June 2022 in Savigny-le-Temple before it was found. The owner, meanwhile, decided to file a complaint and an investigation has already been initiated. It must be said that in Seine-et-Marne car theft is common.
As a reminder, in addition to the two cases we just talked about, others have also grabbed the headlines. A few months ago, the 3 perpetrators of the 4 x 4 Rav 4 Toyota car theft were arrested. And according to the Parisian’s sources, they were placed in police custody at Noisiel Police Station.