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Rapid arrest after burglaries in several mobile phone shops / Police arrest seven suspects

Darmstadt (ots) –

Joint press release by the public prosecutor’s office in Darmstadt and the police headquarters in southern Hesse

After several mobile phone shops were broken into on the night of Saturday (May 21), the police were able to quickly make an arrest.

Around 2.30 a.m. the burglar alarm went off from a total of three shops selling mobile phones, among other things, on Ludwigsplatz and Ludwigstrasse. As it turned out in the course of the initial measures, almost 50 smartphones worth over 45,000 euros were stolen. As part of the immediately initiated search measures with several patrols and civilian investigators, the officers were able to provisionally arrest a total of seven suspects between the ages of 13 and 27. During the arrests, a suspect is said to have pushed an officer, who was slightly injured.

Due to the suspicion of serious gang theft, at the request of the Darmstadt public prosecutor’s office, three suspects were brought before a magistrate at the district court in Darmstadt on the following day (May 22). Arrest warrants have been issued for a 15-year-old suspect. He was then taken to a correctional facility. The arrest warrants against two of the suspects presented were suspended under certain conditions. The four remaining suspects were released for the time being, partly because of their young age.

Investigations into the overall circumstances are still ongoing. Note to media representatives: Further information on the facts of the case can only be obtained from the Darmstadt public prosecutor’s office.

Original content from: Police Headquarters South Hesse, transmitted by news aktuell

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