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Two charged over theft of two high-value cars

Police seized two high-value stolen vehicles and arrested two men after stopping a car suspected as having cloned number plates.

Officers stopped a Jaguar F-Pace, believed to be worth up to an estimated £35,000, in Coleby Road, Broxtowe Estate, on Saturday morning 9 October 2021.

Following enquiries two people were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

Further checks established the car had been stolen from Bromley in London in May 2021.

Work carried out during the investigation led officers to recovering a second stolen vehicle, a Range Rover Evoque thought to be worth around £20,000, outside an address in Mansfield Road, Daybrook.

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Robert Grajoszek, aged 44, from Frinton Road, Broxtowe Estate, and Andrii Monko, aged 36, from Hazel Hill Crescent, Bestwood, were due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 11 October 2021) each charged with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle.

Detective Constable Paul Crofts, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to the efforts of eagle-eyed officers and some extensive investigative work we have managed to retrieve two expensive stolen cars and arrest and charge two suspects in connection with their theft.

“We know the huge impact it has on someone when their car is stolen, which is why we work together with other forces to take action when there is information about a stolen vehicle.

“This case also goes to show that our officers are always on the look-out and we will do everything we can to crack down on vehicle crime.”

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