The audacious theft at the gas station in Aleje Jerozolimskie. According to the police, unknown perpetrators broke the car window and stole a bag from it, which – according to the victim – contained $ 40,000 in cash and gold. Most likely, it was a steal using the spike method.
The reporter of tvnwarszawa.pl, Artur Węgrzynowicz, found out that a large sum of cash was stolen at a gas station in Aleje Jerozolimskie near Rondo Zesłańców Siberskich. – Audi A4 is at a gas station. It has a flat tire and a broken window on the passenger side. Policemen are working on the spot – described Węgrzynowicz before 3 p.m.
The information was confirmed by the spokesman for the Ochota command, Karol Cebula. – At 13.06, we received a notification of this incident. A 72-year-old man parked at a BP petrol station, went to the building, and at that time unknown perpetrators broke his car’s window and took from it a bag, which – according to the victim’s account – contained 40,000 dollars in cash and gold and gold bars coins – said the policeman.
He added that the total value of the stolen money and items is around PLN 200,000. – For now, this is only an estimate. The matter will be thoroughly investigated by the policemen – Cebula reserved.
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Spike theft – what is it about?
As we have unofficially established, the man collected money from the exchange office at Świętokrzyska Street and most likely he was robbed using the “spike” method.
It consists in putting a sharpened bolt in a rubber hose under the wheel. After hovering over it, air is released from the wheel. However, not immediately, but gradually, usually only while driving. The unconscious driver starts driving and only after driving a certain distance he realizes that something is wrong. At this time, the perpetrators follow him. When the driver stops the car, he notices that his tire is damaged and all his attention is focused on the fault. He is usually so busy that he does not pay attention to the fact that he might have left valuables in the car. The perpetrators take advantage of this moment and stop near the damaged car. One is waiting in the car, the other sneaks into the car, opens a door or breaks a window and takes a bag of things.
We also informed about the theft of cash from a taxi in the center:
Main photo source: Artur Węgrzynowicz / tvnwarszawa.pl