Burglar caught

Detectives in Bad Homburg have caught a man who they believe is responsible for 25 break-ins in Oberursel in the past six months.

The 27-year-old who lives in the town is accused of earning a living through the break-ins.  He is believed to be responsible for, amongst others, the Volkshochschule (October), Primary School “Mitte” (October), the library, (December), the Kindergarten “Waldzwerge” (December and February), Brauhaus Oberursel (December, January, February), the Kindergarten “Regenbogenland” (March), the Kindergarten “St.Ursula” (January and February), as well as a number of other shops, restaurants and clubhouses.

The suspect has told police that he carried out the crimes alone, but the investigation is ongoing.

Thief caught in restaurant

In the early hours of Sunday, 29th March, 2015, a 20-year-old man was seen in a restaurant in the Holzweg-Passage taking a mobile phone out of a handbag.  The witness spoke to the man about it, at which point he through the phone onto the floor.  A number of people then held the accused in the restaurant until the police arrived.

On searching the man, the police found an empty wallet which had previously been reported stolen out of a jacked in another restaurant in the Adenauerallee.

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.


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