Thieves turn onto the A10 when they see cops at the Saint-Arnoult toll

Thieves turn onto the A10 when they see cops at the Saint-Arnoult toll


They lost their power in front of uniformed officers. Although it is not yet 10 am on Sunday, the police of the road force of Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines are carrying out checks at the level of A10 toll gate. Two drivers, each driving a Lexus, are traveling to the region-Paris.

But when the soldiers saw them, they suddenly turned to the main road. After traveling 500 meters in the opposite direction, without causing an accident, they left the cars on the hard shoulder and fled on foot, towards the Bois de Ponthévrard (Yvelines).

The soldiers are following them on foot and in cars. They place an interceptor on the second network of roads, at the wooden exit, and end up arresting the two men.

Fourteen months in jail for one of them, a repeat offender

The investigation shows that the two Lexus were stolen the night before, in Toyota garage from the town of Saint-Herblain, near Nantes (Loire-Atlantique). Three other cars this high quality Japanese brand it had been stolen some time earlier in this same area.

Investigators associated with the mis en cause another fact of the theft of the Lexus company in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines), during the month of January. The two drivers also do not have a driving license.

Appearing before the court of Versailles on Tuesday, they were sentenced to 14 months in prison for the surrender of one person, a repeat offender. The second is sentenced to 10 months imprisonment with a modified sentence.