With the arrest of a sleeping driver in Strijp, the police solved a burglary case on Sunday. The man had stolen the car in which he drove and a mobile phone at a burglary.
The police was alerted to the burglar while he was sleeping in the car at a red traffic light. After reports by other road users, the man was shown a stop sign on the Cederlaan by the police.
He pulled over his car, but could not show a driver’s license. He also did not prove to be in possession of one. The car was not registered to the name of the suspect, but turned out to be from a leasing company. Also, the man could not explain why he had a white iPhone in a pink case in the car.
The agents smelled strong alcohol and decided to use a breathalyser. The result was positive after which the man was taken to the bureau. Here he tested 135 µg/l.
While all this happened, a woman reported to the police that her car and phone were stolen. The man then admitted guilt to the detectives and received a community service penalty for the burglary and a fine for driving without a license.