Saturday, January 24, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Berlin police officers arrested each other as robbers made off with the cash after holding up an off licence.
Two crooks threatened a female employee with a machete at the cash-and-carry selling booze in the city's Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district.
When the woman opened the till and handed over £5,000, the shop's silent alarm went off.
Plain-clothes policemen arrived at the store minutes later but ended up being arrested when uniformed officers stormed in seconds afterwards.
The crooks escaped and police have issued an apology over the mix-up.
Manager of the off-licence Heinz Huber said: "We all thought the uniformed police had caught the crooks and when the plain-clothes cops tried to tell them who they were, the uniformed police told them to keep quiet.
"It was only when one of the uniformed officers recognised one of the plain-clothes cops that they realised what had happened.
"They knew they had made fools of themselves and the real thieves were long gone."
Posted by ivantai at 12:12 AM
Sunday, January 11, 2009
An armed robber was arrested after he held up a bank - and returned minutes later to pay off his overdraft.
The man ran into the Kredi Bank in the Serbian ski resort Nova Varos wearing a balaclava and brandishing a shotgun and demanded tellers hand over all the cash they had.
He got the equivalent of £30,000 in cash and then ran out of the bank.
Staff were still recovering from the shock of the robbery when Grlic, this time without his balaclava, walked back in to settle his overdraft.
Sharp-eyed staff recognised the distinctive trainers he'd been wearing and called police.
A police spokesman said: "The man had been wearing bright red trainers and everyone remembered them distinctly when they saw him run out of the bank.
"They could not believe their eyes when they saw a man wearing the same shoes come back in and kept him in the bank talking about his overdraft while our officers arrived."
The man, aged 33, has now been charged with armed robbery.
Posted by ivantai at 10:32 AM