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Police charge Spalding man Karolis Tauckela with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles worth more than £600,000 within Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire





A man has been charged in connection with a series of keyless car thefts across three counties.

Karolis Tauckela, 27, of Cross Street, Spalding, was arrested in Haslingfield, near Cambridge, in the early hours of Wednesday morning (June 19) by Cambridgeshire police officers.

On Friday (June 21), Tauckela was charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles estimated to exceed £600,000 within Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire between August 2023 and June 2024.

A man has been charged in connection with keyless car theft
A man has been charged in connection with keyless car theft

He was also charged with handling stolen goods and going equipped for theft, namely being in possession of two vehicle frequency relay devices and an antenna booster.

Tauckela appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday where he was granted bail by magistrates to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on July 19.

He has been made subject of strict bail conditions to surrender his passport to police, wear an electronic tag and must adhere to a curfew between 9pm and 6am.

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed the charges relate to the below thefts and attempted thefts:

Theft of a BMW X4 from Burghley Close, Crowland, Lincolnshire, on 6 August

Attempted theft of a Volvo XC90 from Osier Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 28 February

Attempted theft of an Audi Q8 from Woolrom Wygate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 28 February

Theft of an Audi Q5 from Larkspur Way, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 28 February

Theft of a BMW X4 from Carrington Close, Crowland, Lincolnshire, on 28 February

Attempted theft of a BMW X5 from Westerly Way, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 28 February

Theft of a BMW 330E from Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, on 5 June

Theft of a BMW 330E from Glenfields North, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, on 8 June

Theft of a Mercedes GLE from Snowley Park, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, on 13 June

Theft of a BMW 530D from Byron Way, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, on 14 June

Theft of a Mercedes E220 from Headlands Close, Crowland, Lincolnshire, on 18 June

Theft of a Porsche Cayenne from Orchard Close, Harston, Cambridgeshire, on 19 June

Advice on how to best protect you vehicle against theft can be found on the force’s vehicle security information webpages.You can report crimes or issues with suspicious behaviour of this nature to police by dialling 101.



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