Emmerich (dpa / lnw) - In the million dollar coup in the Emmerich customs office, the suspects left hair and cigarette butts with the DNA of bystanders behind in order to mislead the investigators. The German Press Agency found out. The WDR had previously reported.
After the arrest of the four suspects, Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU) had already spoken of "deceptive traces" that the perpetrators had left behind. What exactly it was about was initially left open. In fact, according to the current state of investigation, the suspects had wiped away their own tracks with a chlorine solution before leaving behind the false gene traces. Including hair of different colors.
The four suspects - including a customs officer - were arrested in Poland on May 10. They are accused of having stolen 6.5 million euros from the vault in Emmerich. They had drilled through a wall for this.