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Six Romanians involved in Hollywood-like robberies

de Radu Rizea     HotNews.ro
Joi, 26 iunie 2008, 10:13 English | Top News

Six Romanian citizens were arrested by the German Police after they were caught stealing electronic households from speeding trucks, on highways. According to Associated Press, Police received a tip about the thieves after a driver reported witnessing a similar stunt two weeks ago.

"It was an extremely dangerous stunt — like an action film," said Manfred Radecke, a spokesman for Dortmund police, quoted by AP.

"Officers, having been tipped off about the gang's tactics, were able to stake out an area and watch the thieves in action last week, Radecke said. In the nighttime darkness, with their lights off, the men drove up behind a transport truck.
Once in place, one man climbed onto the hood of his own car, then used a bolt cutter to break a lock on the trailer door before heaving it open and climbing inside. He then handed boxes of electronics back to a second man on the car hood, who loaded them into the thieves' vehicle", AP informs, quoting the officials.

A second car blocked the left lane during the operation to prevent other cars from pulling too close. Because both cars had their headlights off, the truck driver never noticed he was being robbed.

Five of the "Autobahn pirates" came from Romania, while the sixth was living in Dortmund.




















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