High-priced BMW, mercedes VW and occasionally skoda vehicles are in vogue among thieves. This is not only according to anne hofer, press spokeswoman at the police headquarters in upper franconia, but was also confirmed over the weekend in the town of kulmbach. There, so far unknown perpetrators stole a mercedes GLE AMG worth 100,000 euros and set it on fire early on saturday in a wooded area between leuchau and lindau – presumably because they couldn't get any further with it. In addition, a BMW 3 series with kulmbach license plates worth around 45,000 euros disappeared.
Crime scenes: koditz and hollfeld
But that's not all – on monday morning, car thieves struck again in the region – in kodnitz near hof and in hollfeld, apparently with a penchant for products from the bavarian engine works. Police officers in bautzen, saxony, stopped a black BMW 1 series stolen a few hours earlier in kodnitz. At this time, the owner was still completely unaware of the situation. She only became aware of the theft when the police in bautzen informed her that her car had been stopped there during an inspection. The driver had been towed at the checkpoint. The eight-and-a-half-year-old car has a current value of about 10,000 euros.