"I burgled 150 vehicles"

Police in the easterly city of Hasselt have detained a car thief who has admitted his involvement in 150 car thefts. The 40-year-old who lives in the Limburg capital was caught red handed.

The car thief concentrated his activities in the Hasselt city centre, but also broke into cars in Alken, Riemst, Borgloon and Sint-Truiden. He had been thieving from cars for four months now.

The car thief concentrated his activities on large car parks first looking to see if the vehicle contained any valuables. The thief always pounced when wallets, GPS equipment, laptop computers, handbags and expensive sunglasses were left visible in a car.