Loire. Thefts, scams, chases: the gendarmes stop the crazy adventure of the young couple

The driver had drunk three times as much as necessary.
On Saturday January 29, after shooting a driver, the two suspects fled via the A72 motorway in the Loire. Their car is spotted by the gendarmes who manage to intercept it. (©Illustration Fabien Hisbacq -Actu Occitanie)

The criminal adventure of a couple of young people in the Loire came to an end on Saturday January 29, 2022.

A first attempt at theft in Feurs (Loire)

Runaway 22-year-old man and 15-year-old girl, nicknamed ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, were wanted on January 22 for attempting to steal a vehicle by making use of a firearm in Feurs (Loire).

Failing in their attempt, they had left the premises.

Driver shot to steal contraband cigarettes

Five days later, on Saturday January 29, the couple chased a vehicle, shooting at the driver, but not hitting him and forcing him to stop to steal contraband cigarettes that were inside. this car.

The two suspects then fled by the A72 motorway in the Loire. Their car, an Audi A3, is spotted by the gendarmes who manage to intercept it.

Meetings that turn into ambushes

Placed in police custody, the two suspects were heard by the gendarmes. The couple had set up a modus operandi where the victims were phished on the Internet and appointments were fixed on the pretext of a transaction…

They then turned into an ambush.

The man convicted 17 times

Referred to the Saint-Etienne prosecutor’s office on Monday, January 31, the two individuals were indicted. The young man, already convicted of acts of theft and violence, including seventeen times by the juvenile court of Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain) when he was a minor, was remanded in custody at home stop at Saint-Étienne – La Talaudière.

At the time of his arrest, the young man was wearing an electronic bracelet as part of a previous conviction.

The minor, unknown to justice, at was released under judicial supervision and entrusted to a home for the judicial protection of young people.

Charged with robbery and attempted extortion

They will be tried for armed robbery and attempted extortion. Two other charges are also brought against the young man: refusal to comply and endangering the lives of others.

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