Berlin (dpa) – Two old married couples were attacked in Berlin on the same day in quick succession – the woman in her gazebo, the man in the shared apartment.
After the crime in the Wedding district, the police assume that it was the same perpetrator. A police spokesman announced on Saturday. However, the investigators initially had no clues as to whether a man or a woman was behind it.
First, the 89-year-old was knocked down from behind in her arbor by an unknown person on Friday afternoon, it was reported. Her handbag and apartment key were stolen. Shortly afterwards, the 82-year-old husband was ambushed in the nearby apartment and pushed to the floor.
The officers suspect that the same person is responsible for both acts because the retiree’s handbag was also her address. Money is said to have been stolen from the apartment. “We do not yet know whether it is a man or a woman. What happened is still unclear,” said the police spokesman. The couple were reportedly unharmed.