Instant karma. On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, two individuals were arrested by the municipal police of Lille, in the North, after they illegally entered two buildings, we learned from the town hall. "Potentially dangerous" buildings that had been emptied of their occupants.

Since the middle of last month, 16 homes in two adjoining buildings, located rue du Lombard and rue à Fiens, in Lille, are empty of their occupants. The latter had been evacuated by the services of the city after "it was found significant and potentially dangerous building disorders," says the town hall.

Neighbours hear suspicious noises

While some tenants have collected their belongings and given their leave to the landlord, most are still temporarily relocated and have left the bulk of their belongings in their apartments. And thieves are well aware of that. Two individuals entered, during the night from Wednesday to Thursday, in the buildings and "visited" several apartments says the town hall.

Alerted by suspicious noises, it was neighbors who called the municipal police, allowing the suspects to be arrested. They were taken into custody and an investigation was opened by the national police.

  • Miscellaneous facts Lille
  • Miscellaneous facts
  • Lille
  • North
  • Hauts-de-France
  • Nord-Pas-de-Calais
  • Police
  • Burglary
  • Interpellation