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Hoping to find enough to pay his fines, he damaged 27 cars in a parking lot in Massy


A 20-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to a 15-month suspended prison sentence by the Évry court for thefts and attempted thefts committed on

To appear in court, the young man came in uniform… sneakers and black tracksuit.

On April 16, 2022, with a minor accomplice who will be tried later, the defendant damaged 27 cars in Massy (Essonne) in order to steal what was in the vehicles.

Facts for which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison suspended for two years, with the obligation to work, treat his addictions and reimburse the victims.

The facts took place on April 16 in the early morning, in the underground car park of a new residence in Massy Vilmorin.

The two perpetrators of these 27 thefts and attempted thefts would have returned, according to the defendant, through the front door which they opened with a crowbar, before going down to the parking lot.

They then fractured these vehicles by tearing off the window seals, or by breaking the windows.

All that to steal a few pairs of glasses, keys, a motorcycle helmet and gloves, a phone charger.

A derisory loot in view of the damage caused to the 27 vehicles.

Surprised by a policewoman who came to collect his vehicle

Their operation was interrupted by a woman who came to collect her vehicle at 5 am.

A… policewoman, who found her car broken into and heard a noise at the back of the parking lot.

She then called the police station.

His colleagues arrived and were able to arrest the two individuals, not without violence, the minor not letting it go and causing several days of ITT to the policewoman.

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Nonchalantly, the 20-year-old explained that he had committed his thefts because he had been sentenced three times to fines for the use of narcotics and that he could not pay.

Before adding that at the time, he smoked narcotics and drank alcohol, as if that were an excuse.

He also accused the police of being violent during his arrest.

For the rest, he claims not to remember anything because he had drunk too much, which was not however noted in the procedure, is surprised the president of the court.

Since then, the defendant claims to have parked cars and worked.

“We will have to ensure that the bulk of his salary is no longer directed to him or his relatives but to his victims,” the prosecutor told him.

Because to the fines that he still has to pay will be added nearly 4,500 euros to be paid to the civil parties, who have formed themselves in this case.

Source: leparis

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