The burglars had acted twice and displayed worrying and gratuitous violence.
Three young men were arrested Tuesday morning by investigators from the judicial police of Orleans (Loiret) and indicted this Friday, September 24 for "thefts with violence and kidnapping in an organized gang".
They are suspected of having burgled and assaulted a 79-year-old woman and a business lawyer living in Indre-et-Loire.
The two main defendants are aged 19 and 22.
According to our information, one of the suspects is of Russian nationality and is listed in S.
A stab, blows to the face
On August 4, in the middle of the afternoon, two men with faces hidden by masks entered the home of a 79-year-old pensioner in Joué-lès-Tours.
Armed with a knife and a handgun, they are particularly violent with their victim who is beaten, tied to a chair and injured in the arm by a stab.
The criminals steal his credit card and jewelry and flee with his car.
The septuagenarian will finally be released an hour later after neighbors heard her screams.
Pile a month later, another burglary.
This time, there are three of them, and the target is a business lawyer in his fifties and living in Coteaux-sur-Loire.
In the middle of the night, the three men break into the home of this man who is surprised in his sleep, and severely punched in the face on several occasions.
Luxury watches, wine, cigars and valuables are stolen by the criminals who flee with the two Jaguars of the fiftieth year.
The two cars will be found the next day on the public road with part of the loot.
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Quite quickly, the investigators of the PJ make the link between these two sequestrations and note that the same vehicle was used during the two burglaries.
The two suspects present during the two burglaries and their alleged accomplice are quickly identified by the police.
Tuesday morning, the three men are arrested by the BRI of Orleans in Indre-et-Loire and in Loiret.
The prosecution requested their placement in pre-trial detention.