This morning, the Diekirch court sentenced a serial burglar to four years in prison. Two other defendants were acquitted.

The three men stood accused of burgling various shops and gas stations on 8 occasions between December 2016 and August 2017. The thieves mainly stole cigarettes, to a value of €180,000.

The defendant who was ultimately found guilty will also have to repay €70,000 in damages, split between four plaintiffs.

It is probable that an appeal will be filed.