The members of this network were arrested on August 31 and July 1, in Pontault-Combault, Nangis and Fontenay-sous-Bois by investigators from the Paris banditry repression brigade. They were able to get their hands on a diagnostic device, blank starter keys, and cash.
The criminals, who always proceeded in the same way, operated at night in the Val-de-Marne and drove a Clio. Knowing the target models perfectly, they folded the door and started the cars with an electronic device. The vehicles are then stored on the street. A way for thugs to ensure that cars are not equipped with a GPS tracker.
The investigators discover several stolen cars which they equip with beacons in order to follow their progress. What emerged from the police investigation reveals that the stolen cars are taken to a rogue mechanic in Maison-Rouge where they are made up in a farmhouse. Their accomplice is a 36-year-old Moroccan. The 2008 and 3008, which are stolen on order, are then loaded into sealed containers and taken to the port of Le Havre before being delivered to Dakar or Abidjan.