Retired British military for five months lived in the woods and plundered the French
PARIS, may 23 — RIA Novosti, Victoria Ivanova. Former British soldier spent six months hiding in the forest of the French Department of Vienne and robbed residents of the small town, reports on Wednesday channel BFMTV.
The first man at the age of about 50 years, was detained in April 2017. He was suspected of committing 40 burglaries. Then the ex-military literally “disappeared in the nature”, and the court ruled on 15-month prison sentence in absentia already. Was also issued a European warrant for his arrest.
Then the theft was resumed. The locals began a search of the thief. His tent is, well disguised, was in the forest. According to local police, the man used his skills from the military life to make a dwelling in the forest and hide in it. Inside the tent found TV, gas cylinders, kitchen utensils, new laptops, jewelry — more than 200 units.
The mayor of the town of SURESNES — Claudie Mamen, said elderly and children were afraid of the robber.
“One couple was robbed eight times. They even had to install the grill in the kitchen — every time (the robber) came out, cost them to fill the fridge,” shared the mayor.
Now the thief is in prison: he will serve the previously appointed time and wait for court according to recent robberies.