World-class car thief busted

  • 2008-12-18
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
RIGA - A world class car thief has been arrested in Riga while trying to steal a 2007 Porsche Cayenne, RigaCriminal 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 inhis trade, such as a GPS signal jammer, a mobile phone jammer with a50-meter range to prevent any accidental witnesses from reporting thetheft to the police, a device for removing locks from car doors andseveral jars with metal spikes for blowing the tires of the police vehiclein case of a chase.

The man specialized in stealing expensive luxury cars fromguarded parking lots or garages of private houses. Because of his skills,he was much in demand among various gangs of car thieves.