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A long-term investigation to arrest serial fuel thieves

Law enforcement hunted fuel thieves for months during an incredible investigation.

The price of fuel is particularly high, and has been for more than two years now. The reasons are multiple, between the various conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as the drop in production from OPEC countries, which has the effect of increasing the oil price. Not to mention the increase in demand, as well as very high taxes. And for good reason, taxes represent no less than 60% of the price of a liter of fuel, gasoline and diesel combined. Which obviously makes the situation very difficult for French motorists.

A long investigation

Obviously, this gives bad ideas to some people, who have started stealing fuel. This is the case of our three champions, aged 22 and who appeared before the Châlons-en-Champagne court. The latter were in fact arrested for 13 thefts committed on farms and individuals around their homes. And the least we can say is that the police used the means to arrest the three thieves, since numerous tools were used, such as video surveillance, telephone demarcation or even vehicle identification.


The police then managed to arrest the three young people thanks to a beacon placed on their Peugeot 407. The driver having spotted it, he decides to stick it… on his fridge to get rid of it. The police then simply had to go and pick up the thieves from their homes. The three young people were then given a suspended prison sentence as well as a ban on contact with each other. They will also have to work and compensate the victims of their misdeeds.

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