Pair arrested after Watford Gap car thefts in Northamptonshire

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to steal from cars in services stations across England, including Watford Gap in Northamptonshire.

Ilie Caldarus, aged 27, and Cristian Cimpoeru, aged 23, both of Kemble Road, Lewisham, London, have been charged by Thames Valley Police with conspiracy to commit theft from motor vehicles at motorway service stations across three counties between February 15 and April 6, this year.

The charge relates to 29 offences involving vehicles parked at service stations in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

Eight were at the M1 Watford Gap service station, in Northamptonshire.

Six of the incidents happened at the M1 Newport Pagnell service station, near Milton Keynes, eight were at the M6 Corley service station, in Warwickshire and seven were at the M40 Barn Hill service station in Warwickshire.

Caldarus and Cimpoeru were remanded into custody and appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court last Friday.

They will appear at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday.