A few bottles, some change, and then go away. Hooded and gloved figures broke the entrance to three stores on the night of Wednesday to Thursday.
Burgled eleven times in thirteen years…
The burglars first broke the door of the Maison des vins in Basse-Ham around 2 a.m. “They forced the crowbar but they didn’t take anything,” the boss is almost surprised. It is not the first time that his business has been visited at night. In August 2019, the entrance had been exploded at the ram car , the local had been ransacked, robbed for the tenth time in twelve years. The list has grown. And the manager has good reason to believe it is the same team. The Maison des Vins has recently moved to a more visible part of the Unicom shopping area. “We thought we were quiet,” he breathes. “It’s already a difficult time with the Covid. All our brewery orders with village festivals and others are canceled. “
The same observation, the same difficulties, the same drop in activity for the Domaines de Saint-Mathieu in Guénange, the second target of burglars in the night from Wednesday to Thursday. The boss was called by the security company at 2:40 am The electrical box of the metal shutter was broken. Intruders entered, stole five, six bottles of gin and cognac and a meager cash. “It didn’t even last 10 minutes,” said the official. The group had already left before his arrival and that of the gendarmes.
Investigation in progress
Finally, the night ended in Bousse in the parking lot and in the Leclerc express departments around 3am. This time, the perpetrators went there to the ram car. “They put carts outside the door and they pushed,” says the director. The curtain was torn down and the glass doors fell. The small minivan used should not have left unscathed. The surveillance images would show several individuals, always hooded and gloved, using themselves in a hurry. They left with whiskey, vodka and a pack of water.
All the videos are being used as part of the investigation by the Guénange gendarmes. Three complaints have been made.