Posted on June 15, 2022
Night of thefts and chases in Salento. After the episodes of recent days, between attempted robberies in commercial activities and other successful ones in a service station, criminals still in action that generate panic in Northern Salento. The first theft took place yesterday evening in Monteroni. Here, Velialpol agents surprised two individuals leaving a house located in via Fani and fleeing in a BMW. The security guards set out in pursuit of the car, but lost track of it along the Lecce ring road, at the junction for Novoli and Trepuzzi, so the criminals, for now, have gotten away with it. From the subsequent inspection of the house, which was targeted by thieves, it emerged that a door had been forced and the two had rummaged through the bedroom, managing to take away only a few objects. The providential intervention of the agents, therefore, avoided further damage for the owner of the apartment. The investigations, entrusted to the carabinieri, to try to trace the perpetrators of theft and pursuit remain open.
The second theft, on the other hand, took place during the night in the industrial area of Lecce. In fact, around one o’clock, some unknown persons broke into a company, the “TST, and, once inside, they managed to steal a truck with a crane. Also in this case, the agents of the Veliapol supervisory institute reached the place where the theft was taking place. Following the action of the criminals, in fact, the alarm went off, but by the arrival of the patrol the theft had already been consummated. The satellite system of the vehicle, which had been stolen, has stopped giving signals at the height of San Pietro Vernotico. The soldiers of the Carabinieri who were entrusted with the investigation also intervened on the site of the theft. Useful for investigations, may be the images of the video surveillance cameras that the company is equipped with.