Düsseldorf/Meerbusch (dpa/lnw) - The car from advertising icon Verona Pooth (54), which was stolen a year ago, is said to have reappeared. According to the "Bild" newspaper, the police found the car not far from Pooth's villa on the edge of a forest.
However, neither the responsible police in Neuss nor the public prosecutor's office in Düsseldorf were able to confirm the find on Tuesday. "The vehicle is still advertised for us," said a Neuss police spokeswoman. Other surrounding police stations were also at a loss.
On Christmas Eve 2021, burglars broke into the Pooths' property. "The burglars desecrated my beloved mini car when they removed our safe in it," said Pooth of the "Bild" newspaper.
She doesn't want the car back, especially since she now drives a Porsche. "It's not suitable for the crime vehicle, although I could never imagine that with my Fiat 500," Pooth told the newspaper.
In July it became known that the police had stopped investigating the burglary. There was still no trace of the loot - including Pooth's wedding jewelry.
As surveillance recordings suggest, which Verona Pooth made public after the burglary, four perpetrators were involved in the coup on Christmas Eve 2021 in Meerbusch near Düsseldorf.
A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor's office emphasized in July that the investigation would be resumed immediately if there were new indications. That could now be the case, because DNA traces of the burglars could still be found in the car.