Beware of the “slip of paper” trick

Police in Oberursel are warning people to be aware of the so-called “slip of paper” trick (“Zetteltrick”).

In a recent incident, two women of south-east European appearance, one slim and between 20 and 25 years old, the other over 60 and well built, rang the door bell of a 75-year-old in the Lahnstraße and asked for a piece of paper to write a note on (presumably to leave a message for someone else in the block).

The 75-year-old let them into her flat and while one of the women distracted her, the other searched the flat for valuables.  A watch was stolen.


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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