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Man steals car from showroom

12 June 2007

BRUSSELS – A man from Sint-Gillis stole a car on Monday by driving right out of the showroom – through the front window. He was arrested later in the day.

26-year-old Philippe D. stole the Citroën C8 from the workshop area of the garage. The personnel tried to stop him by closing the garage door, upon which D. steered towards the showroom window and exited that way. He drove straight through the glass and drove off at high speed.

Later in the day the police found the stolen car and were able to arrest the man. He said he had stolen the car in order to buy heroin in the Netherlands.

Philippe D. is well known to the authorities because of dozens of robberies and drug offences. He has been sentenced to prison a number of times.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news