By Florian Brassart
An Audi for 3000 euros, it smelled like a trap. December 30, 2020, a young man of 17 was arrested for having stole an Audi A5 in Lille (North) that he then sold to Loison-sous-Lens, in the Pas-de-Calais.
3,000 euros for the Audi A5
That day, the anti-crime squad arrested two men driving the car in Harnes. It turned out that the vehicle had been stolen since December 27. Placed in police custody, the passenger is heard and declared not to be aware of this story.
The driver is also auditioned and he confessed to having bought the Audi A5 from a third person for the modest sum of 3000 euros. Yes, modest. This car normally costs more than 40,000 euros.
A godsend, then. The buyer specified that the transaction was made at the thief in Loison-sous-Lens. Neither one nor two, the agents went to his home and arrested the 17-year-old who, of course, does not have a driver’s license.
He was taken into custody and admitted to having stolen the Audi in Lille with one of his friends. They then returned to the Lensois to sell it. Note that the buyer never gave the money to the minor. It is now up to the children’s judge of the Béthune court to decide.