Criminal ascension day in Löbau
Wild pursuit of two suspected burglars. What happened here.
From Gabriel Wandt
Translation by Enrico Dienel
Quite real damage, however, has emerged at the Löbauer railway enthusiasts at early Thursday evening. As club boss Alfred Simm told, a club member at 18 clock has accidentally discovered two people in front of the Maschinenhaus, which were on the wagons. On closer Looking up the suspects had disappeared, but the man remained on the site and saw two young men eventually come out of the parked cars having probably just finished their destruction Tour. They disappeared over the tracks towards Breitscheidstraße. The club people called the police, also Alfred Simm was added. The Federal Police was in charge, because the crime scene is located on railway tracks. While waiting for the officials at the former goods station, both the alleged perpetrators rediscovered. The club people were now three of us.
So one was waiting for the federal police, Simm and the witness followed the burglar by car. On the way she phoned with the National Police which sent a patrol car. The railway enthusiasts continued their observations, and in the Hartmannstraße the patrolmen could then take the two suspects. According to the findings, it concerns with the alleged burglars to two 17 and 18-year-old German youth. The police recorded their identity and then launched an investigation on suspicion of criminal damage.
Trail of destruction
In contrast to the use in Böttchergasse in which neither injured persons nor significant property damage have been discovered, in the railway enthusiasts cars plenty of glass has been broken. Alfred Simm told that the perpetrators have gained access to a car and were then passed through the connecting doors of one car to the next. These doors are closed with chains and other things and well secured. Therefore, the burglars have broken up, according to Simm, the windows in the doors to pass repeatedly progress through the cars. They apparently have left a veritable trail of destruction and have penetrated even to the cars that use the railway friends for their regular journeys. Alfred Simm estimates the damage at about 10 000 euros. That is so expensive because the doors special safety glass must be used, so that the car can be used by passengers. Simm has now contacted the glazier and hopes that the cars are ready for use again until the planned trip to Schwarzenberg to RSA Oldienacht on May 30.