Car thieves caught on Good Friday

Three car thieves met their match on Good Friday when they forced their way into a Honda Civic on the Hohemarkstraße and made off with the vehicle.

A witness who saw the crime take place called the police who sent a patrol car to investigate.  The car which was presumed to be stolen was still travelling along the Hohemarkstraße and the police officers signalled to the driver to stop.

However not only did car fail to stop, a high-speed chase ensued through the centre of Oberursel, even through parts of the old town and the pedestrian precinct.  It was only when the car came to the dead-end at the end of the Aumühlenstraße that the three men left the car and ran off towards the “Weingärtenumgehung” (by-pass).

One of the men was caught by police after 150 metres and was arrested despite his resistance.  The other two men were caught a short time later in the area.  All three are of Eastern European original and are now in custody.

Meanwhile police are trying to find out if they can be linked to other car thefts in the area.



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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