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Two men jailed for stealing Maserati and dangerous driving – Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, two men have been jailed for stealing a Maserati in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, and dangerous driving.

Andreas Narbutas, aged 34, of Vaughan Gardens, Ilford, London, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (22/9).


He was also disqualified from driving for seven years and three months with an extended retest and ordered to pay £395 in compensation.


Narbutas pleaded guilty to one count each of theft of a motor vehicle, going equipped for theft, dangerous driving and driving without third party insurance.


Arminas Gudas, aged 34, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to two years and two months in prison.


He was also disqualified from driving for five years and a month with an extended retest.


Gudas pleaded guilty to one count each of theft of a motor vehicle and going equipped for theft.


Both men will be deported to Lithuania following their release from prison.


At around 4am on 20 June this year, Narbutas and Gudas stole a keyless Maserati Ghibli from the driveway of a property in Freemans Close.


They then drove at speed towards Maidstone, Kent, where Kent Police’s ANPR system spotted it as the victim, a man in his fifties, had reported it as stolen.


Kent Police officers pursued the car, which Narbutas drove in a dangerous manner using both sides of the road.


A ‘stinger stick’ brought the pursuit to a halt but Narbutas continued to drive on the deflated tyres before he and Gudas eventually decamped in the Leeds area of Maidstone.


Kent Police officers immediately arrested Gudas and Narbutas was located in some nearby woodland soon afterwards, with the use of a dog unit and a drone.


Thames Valley Police police staff investigator Jon Brewer said: “Not only did Andreas Narbutas and Arminas Gudas steal a high-value sports car, but they then drove it recklessly and dangerously, putting themselves and the public at risk.


“Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident but the victim has been left without his vehicle.


“I would like to thank our colleagues at Kent Police who were commended by the judge for stopping the stolen vehicle and apprehending the offenders without anyone being injured.


“Thames Valley Police is committed to bringing thieves and dangerous drivers to justice.”