Videos


Polls

  • Do you agree with the controversial cyanide mining at Rosia Montana?
  • show result

    all polls



Cosmo and Nanu - Fantasy

Police_think_they've_lifted_the_lid_on_a_gang_of_scrap_metal_thieves_-_after_arresting_a_woman_with_an_astonishing_25_manhole_covers_in_the_boot_of_her_car.

Steel At It

Kathryn Quinn

Police think they've lifted the lid on a gang of scrap metal thieves - after arresting a woman with an astonishing 25 manhole covers in the boot of her car.

Traffic officers in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, stopped Lenka Liskova, 36, when they saw her staggering with one of the covers in her arms.

"She told us she'd dropped an earring down the drain and was trying to get to it.

"But we looked at her car and the back end was so heavy it was almost touching the ground," said police spokesman Regina Tupa.

Inside they found a huge stack of cast-iron manhole covers ready to be sold on for their scrap metal price.

"We’d been having reports for a while from varies villages and towns in the region about disappearing manhole covers.

"At first we thought it might just be a coincidence, but as more and more disappeared we began to suspect something more sinister was going on," Tupa said.

"Luckily no one was injured by falling down any of the manholes," she added.

"It's a very significant arrest because she is clearly a major supplier in the chain," said local prosecutors.

The woman now faces five years in jail.




Tag cloud sold  region  Tupa  having  significant  varies  coincidence  manhole  scrap  price  supplier  falling  covers  chain  prosecutors  rsquo  woman  metal  iron  Police




Latest News

 

Policeman Beating Girl, 13, Divides Romania
A Romanian police officer has resigned after a video that has split the country showed him beating a 13-year-old girl in custody who was part of a gang of convicted killers that preyed on the elderly.

Granny Spinner Likely To Escape With 30 GBP Public Order Fine
The Romanian teenager who grabbed a terrified woman and spun her around in the middle of a street for a "joke" is likely to escape with a 30 GBP fine - because his victim is too terrified to file a complaint.

National History Museum shows ancient gold coins returned from UK
The Romanian National History Museum in Bucharest has exhibited a rare collection of ancient gold coins that had vanished and have now been returned from the UK where the customs had held them.

Romanian woman gives a birth for free in Serbian hospital and then leaves a baby
Hospital staff in the northern Serbian town of Pozarevac where shocked when a Romanian woman entered there, gave birth and then secretly left abandoning the baby.

Arctic opens a new fridge production line in Gaesti
Romanian company Arctic has opened a new fridge production line in the town of Gaesti in the south of the country.

Romanian businessmen discuss cooperation with Oman
Businessmen representing Romanian companies will stay in Oman for two days discussing possible ways of cooperation between the two countries.

Serbia is a homeland of vampires, not Romania, claims American journalist
An American journalist has revealed the homeland of vampires is Serbia, not Romania.

Simona Halep wins a tournament in Sofia
Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has won the WTA tournament in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Emil Constantinescu meets president of Azerbaijan
Former President of Romania Emil Constantinescu has met the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku

Architect of Romanian Parliament Palace dies
The Architect of the Parliament Palace in Bucharest has died.

 


The most popular stories –
last 7 days


Friends and Partners





Cosmo and Nanu