With no escape route. A 52-year-old man, an Italian citizen with a history, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Milan after stealing a van and then trying to escape, unsuccessfully, from the police.
According to what was reconstructed by the Police Headquarters, around 5.40 pm, the 52-year-old stole the vehicle of a company in via Lazzaro Papi after the driver had left to get a coffee, but left the van in motion.
After the alarm given by the driver, a Volante – thanks to GPS – managed to intercept the van in the Navigli area. Despite the stop of the police, the thief pressed his foot on the accelerator and ran at full speed via Marco d’Oggiono, corso Genova, via De Amicis and then took via Conca del Naviglio. There, a car parked in a double row thought about stopping his race, which took away any possible escape route from the fugitive.
Reached by officers, the 52-year-old tried to resist, but was eventually handcuffed and arrested. In his pocket, the policemen found two mobile phones, both owned by the boy who was driving the van, and three credit cards, all of which were stolen. The thief must answer for the accusations of aggravated theft and resistance to a public official, as well as of receiving stolen goods.