It’s a cinematic Coup: In the night of the 25th. In January 2009, thieves in the Berlin-based luxury store KaDeWe, a purchase. They stole expensive watches and precious jewelry in the value of around two million euros.

The fact remains for the alleged burglar, probably without consequences. The two main suspects, shortly after the Coup, arrested the twins were released because a DNA trace could be allocated in a secured glove at the crime scene, none of the two brothers clearly. The investigations were set in September 2010.

and Then, there have been attempts to transform the new scientific methods of the Suspects. Against Hassan and Abbas O., however, is not re-determined. “We have to bite the teeth – the process is dead,” said a senior Prosecutor Sjors Kamstra. “This was a very well-planned act.”

The prosecution have also a movement of opinion, so Kamstra. The analysis of video recordings from the scene of the crime had not come to the conclusion that the twins are cameras with Masked on the purchase of the house-the same.

DNA-track “only”

For an indictment not to have it passed, said the chief Prosecutor. In addition, the DNA trace was “only moderate” – it’s a tiny sweat drop was in the glove. All have spoken out against a new procedure. Theft in a particularly severe case is time-barred 2020 – ten years after the setting of the investigation.

To alarm systems and video cameras were over entered three dark figures through a window on the first floor in the Department store. Inside, they cycled with a rope ladder in the jewellery and watches Department on the ground floor down. They broke the display cases and cabinets with jewelry.

Since the alarms remained silent, came back the thieves a short time later. On surveillance films was to see how they showed up again to make in the purchase of house prey. After the weekend the break-in was noticed. There were hardly any traces in the house, its owner had described it as a “well-secured”.

investigators were too early

After the discovery of the glove and the arrest of the then 27-year-old known to police twins in the vicinity of Bremen, the investigators were happy to early. Who let the two twins, the sweat, could not be determined because of the identical genetic material clearly.

from a Lebanese family brothers waited in the detention center and remained silent. In mid-March of 2009, they were released. the third man in the surveillance images, nothing was known. The majority of the loot didn’t show up again.

The Department store near the kurfürstendamm had already been the target of Criminals. Again and again, had it apart the thieves on expensive watches and jewelry.


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