Mönchengladbach (dpa / lnw) - Eight months after the attack on a senior citizen in Mönchengladbach, the criminal trial against one of the alleged perpetrators ends this Thursday (11:00 a.m.). He is accused of aggravated extortion.
The 35-year-old is said to have rang the bell at the 77-year-old's apartment door in Mönchengladbach last October. When the front door was opened, he is said to have threatened and robbed the elderly woman with a knife and two accomplices who are still unknown today.
The perpetrators were apparently targeting the now 78-year-old for the money from a house sale two weeks earlier. After pointing out that the money was in the bank and not in her apartment, the elderly woman, fearing for her life, handed the perpetrators 600 euros.
After that, the men are said to have searched their apartment and stolen wedding rings and gold coins worth 300 euros. During the trial, the defendant denied having been in the woman's home. He only drove the getaway car, which the other two perpetrators had forced him to do with massive threats.