NAfter a series of robberies in Cologne and Frankfurt, the alleged perpetrator was arrested in the Netherlands. According to information from the German Press Agency, the 60-year-old German is said to be the Reemtsma kidnapper Thomas Drach. “Bild.de” reported that first.
The investigative authorities initially did not confirm this. The y only spoke of an “accused from the Rhineland who does not have a permanent residence in Germany and who was searched for across Europe”. The public prosecutor’s office applied for the sixty-year-old to be extradited to Germany.
From the investigators’ point of view, it has now been confirmed that it was a series of robberies. The accused is said to have not only committed the act in Frankfurt in which the money messenger was seriously injured by gunfire in November 2019. He is also held responsible for two more robberies in Cologne in March 2018 and March 2019.
Connection suspected from the start
In the attack at Cologne-Bonn Airport, the perpetrator is said to have used a machine gun. The investigating authorities initially did not provide any information about other parties involved. However, it is assumed that the accused did not act alone. He is charged with three cases of serious joint robbery and a violation of the War Weapons Control Act.
The suspicion that there could be a connection between these acts had arisen immediately after the attack in Frankfurt. So the acts were carried out according to the same pattern. In all three cases, the perpetrators were traveling with license plates that were stolen and false in the Netherlands. The y finally set fire to the getaway car near the scene of the crime and continued to flee in a second car.
After the robbery at Cologne-Bonn Airport, the murder weapon, an AK47 assault rifle, was found in the completely burned-out Audi.
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