Three men from Peterborough have been sentenced for their part in an operation to break down stolen cars and sell on the parts.
On October 17, 2015 officers attended an industrial unit in Mancetter Square, Peterborough, following reports that a stolen vehicle was at the location.
On arrival Bartosz Jakubowski (34) and Ryszard Mankiewicz (36) were seen loading car parts onto a lorry. Following further investigations a third man, Michal Araszczuk (35), was also linked to the operation.
The car parts were examined by specialists, including the use of forensics, and linked to stolen high value vehicles in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.
All three men pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and were sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on Thursday (March 9).
Jakubowski, of Thorpe Park Road, was sentenced to a year and nine months in prison.
Araszczuk, of Mancetter Square, was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.
Mankiewicz, of Northfield Road, was ordered to complete 120 hours unpaid work.
PC Ryan Jeary said: “This was a complicated investigation that took the efforts of a number of officers in several departments. I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work in helping to bring the three men to justice.”