Police in Chiba, Ibaraki and Saitama prefectures have sent papers to prosecutors in a case involving seven men who stole hundreds of vehicles.
According to Chiba Prefectural Police, the car theft ring consisted of seven men aged between their 20s and 40s, Sankei Shimbun reported. The suspects are accused of stealing 232 cars from January 2018 to August 2020, targeting luxury automobiles in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures.
Among the cars stolen were Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus, and Land Cruisers. The stolen vehicles were worth roughly 700 million yen.
The vehicles were stolen after midnight from household premises and parking lots.
The vehicles are believed to have been stored at an automobile demolition site called “Yard” in Ibaraki Prefecture. The suspects dismantled the vehicles and resold the auto parts, using the money to fund their extravagant lifestyle, police said.© RikiWeb