The police report that there is a suspicion of a connection between these thefts, which is clarified. Officers who follow the crime path have good knowledge of the people who are members of the group: the kidnapped belongings are discovered one after the other and returned to owners from Latvia and Lithuania.
Last week, a Latvian citizen who was released from the city of Telsiai in Lazeriai, Latvia, was kidnapped in the summer of last year and in the summer of this year a John Deere 6930 tractor was found at a 45,000-year-old tractor in a Telšiai district farmer.
Owners of more than a dozen euros worth of tractors and other agricultural machines suspected of theft are currently being arrested and returned to their owners.
On 24 September, after a preliminary investigation, police officers in one of the companies in Telšiai found a stabbed tractor with an adapted VIN number for the bodywork. It was discovered that this would have been taken by the same people on 14 July last year, in the city of Bauska, Latvia, detained by a John Deere 5620 tractor for 40,000 euros.
Pre-trial investigations into the theft of high value goods are being continued.
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