Hundreds of Public Toilets in Berlin Broken in Gang's Pursuit of Coins

BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin police introduced on Friday the arrest of 4 males suspected of breaking into as many as 500 paid-entry public bogs to steal cash from their coin packing containers.

The lads, aged between 33 and 48, had been arrested after the Berlin police registered virtually 500 rest room break-ins since December. Three of the boys had been caught within the act on Wednesday.

“Quite a few cash had been discovered with them, which had been confiscated as suspected stolen items,” the police mentioned in a press release, including that that they had additionally confiscated their instruments, together with screwdrivers.

The police declined to say how a lot money had been confiscated through the operation, including that the investigation was ongoing.

The price of coming into a public rest room in Berlin is usually 0.5 euros ($0.57). Lots of the amenities are operated by Wall AG..

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In 2020, the variety of property injury crimes rose 6.3% year-on-year to greater than 46,700 instances, police information confirmed.

(Reporting by Riham Alkousaa, Enhancing by Louise Heavens)

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