RIGA - A world class car thief has been arrested in Riga while trying to steal a 2007 Porsche Cayenne, Riga
Criminal Police Chief Ints Kuzis told the press.
The 27-year-old man is a Latvian citizen that has primarily been operating in Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe.
The search of the suspect's car turned up a number of devices he used in
his trade, such as a GPS signal jammer, a mobile phone jammer with a
50-meter range to prevent any accidental witnesses from reporting the
theft to the police, a device for removing locks from car doors and
several jars with metal spikes for blowing the tires of the police vehicle
in case of a chase.
The man specialized in stealing expensive luxury cars from
guarded parking lots or garages of private houses. Because of his skills,
he was much in demand among various gangs of car thieves.