Estonian court sends two Lithuanian car thieves to prison ({{commentsTotal}})


On Monday, Tartu County Court sentenced to prison two Lithuanian car thieves belonging to a criminal group involved in stealing cars and selling them in Lithuania.

According to the charges, 26-year old Gražvydas and 17-year-old Salvijus were part of a criminal group that stole cars by breaking into people's homes and stealing car keys as well as using electronic devices to start the cars.

The two defendants' task was to steal cars and thereafter transport them to Lithuania. According to prosecutor Aro Siinmaa, who was in charge of the criminal investigation, the two men were captured on March 4 before stealing any cars.

The court sentenced the two men to prison for three years, two years and six months of which are conditional with three years of probation. In addition, the men will be sent out of Estonia following their release from prison, after which they willl be banned from entry into the country for another three years.

According to Siinmaa, other members of the criminal group remain in custody as their investigation continues.

Editor: Editor: Aili Sarapik

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long

Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: