After the attack on a money transporter in Berlin-Wilmersdorf at the end of June, the investigators have now found the alleged getaway car of the perpetrators. On Friday morning they confiscated the car from a company in Berlin-Mitte. The reason for the success of the investigation: The getaway car is a rare vehicle – a station wagon, a real bolide.
The Audi RS 6 Avant Performance has a 605 hp engine, accelerates according to the manufacturer from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of up to 305 kilometers per hour.
Because there are not very many of these models in Berlin, the investigators were able to quickly narrow down the crime vehicle on the basis of witness statements. It is registered to a company in Mitte that is associated with a car rental company.
So far, there are no indications of the company’s connections to the criminal clan milieu. However, that will be checked, but the nature of the business relationship still has to be clarified, said the spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office.
Now the “required extensive forensic investigations – including for DNA and other traces – will be initiated immediately,” said the spokesman. In contrast to other robberies of this type, the getaway car was unharmed. In previous cases, the perpetrators had set fire to the getaway cars in order to cover their tracks.
On June 29, several men attacked two employees of a money transport company and two employees of the Postbank branch in Uhlandstrasse, attacked them with tear gas and fired several shots. They stole five cash boxes with a total of 266,000 euros.
The investigators assume references to the clan milieu. The procedure is reminiscent of the typical modus operandi of criminal members of well-known extended families of Arabic origin, they say.
The perpetrators were extremely targeted. When the employees of the money transport company brought the cash boxes to the Postbank, two masked men stormed into the building with pistols, threatening staff and customers.
They stole the cash boxes and shot several times in the air. A man was waiting at the wheel in the getaway car and another in the back seat. Immediately after the crime, the perpetrators raced away.
A 39-year-old employee of the transport company fell to the ground during the attack and injured her arm. Her 49-year-old colleague and two 57-year-old bank employees were injured by the irritant gas. Three people required hospital treatment.
The fact that the perpetrators used an Audi as a getaway car was carefully registered by the investigators. Again and again, car rentals were operated by men from Arab clans who were known to the police. In general, high-performance models from the manufacturer Audi are popular as getaway vehicles for robberies on money transporters.
It was the same in February 2021, when men robbed a money transporter on Ku’damm and stole 650,000 euros. At least one of the perpetrators comes from the notorious Remmo clan and was sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement. However, the car was set on fire during this act.
During the break-in into the Green Vault and the theft of the Sachsen-Geschmeides in November 2019, the perpetrators used an Audi A6 as an escape vehicle and later set it on fire. Several men from the Remmo clan are currently in the dock at the Dresden Regional Court because of the coup.
In the early morning of November 25, 2019, they are said to have stolen 21 pieces of jewelery with a total of 4,300 diamonds and brilliants with a total value of over 113 million euros from the Dresden Museum and left behind damage of over one million euros.