Two years ago, a group of hooded criminals hopped out of a car outside Berlin’s KaDeWe department store. Once inside they used hammers to smash open jewellery display cases – escaping with quite the haul. Now the police have caught up with them.
The latest crime statistics show Germany is one of the safest countries in the world but people say they feel less safe than ever. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is to present the crime statistics for the first time.
Police have detained six men in Berlin who reportedly have links to the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack. The lead suspect was planning to attack spectators at the race with knives, according to a newspaper report.
With its clubs, cafes and a cuisine as varied as its inhabitants, Berlin’s Neukölln district draws in international tourists and expats alike. But it’s being rocked by a series of arson attacks and hate crimes.
Two teenagers allegedly went on a 90-minute rampage attacking moped riders with acid and stealing their bikes. The case, and earlier ones like it, have prompted calls to limit the sale of corrosive substances.
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