▷ POL-KS: Successful investigation after handbag theft: 33-year-old suspect arrested

25.03.2021 – 12:49

Police headquarters North Hesse – Kassel

Kassel (ots)

(Please also note our press release published on March 23, 2021 at 11:39 a.m. at https://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/44143/4871264).


After a handbag was stolen on Saturday afternoon in Kassel Friedrich-Engels-Strasse, in which an 82-year-old woman was injured, the extensive investigations by the officers of the Kassel Kripo commission 35 now led to success: the investigators succeeded this Thursday morning Arrest of a 33-year-old suspect who has to answer for the robbery.

In the course of the intensive investigations by the detectives, the evaluation of images from a surveillance camera and the questioning of witnesses, the 33-year-old man from Kassel was targeted by the investigators. He is suspected of having forcibly snatched the handbag from the 82-year-old woman at around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The victim fell to the ground and was pulled a little further across the sidewalk by the perpetrator with the handle of the bag in the crook of his arm. A courageous witness, who became aware of the attack through the victim’s cries for help, succeeded a few moments later in taking the handbag from the escaping perpetrator. The 33-year-old arrested today did not comment on the crime during the police interrogation. After the police measures were over, he was released because there were no grounds for detention. The investigation against the suspect is ongoing.

Please send any questions to:

Ulrike Schaake
Press officer
Tel.: 0561 – 910 1021

Police headquarters in North Hesse
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34117 Kassel
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