A defendant (R) is led into a courtroom in Dresden, eastern Germany on June 28, 2022 prior to the continuation of the trial over a jewellery heist on the Green Vault (Gruenes Gewoelbe) museum in Dresden's Royal Palace in November 2019. - Six members of a notorious criminal gang stand trial in Germany over the spectacular heist in which 18th-century jewels were snatched from the state museum in Dresden. They are accused of gang robbery and arson after the brazen night raid on The Green Vault museum on November 25, 2019. (Photo by Matthias Rietschel / POOL / AFP)

At least one of those accused of breaking into the Green Vault in November 2019 at the Dresden Regional Court is said to have attacked a bank branch in Berlin three weeks earlier. A DNA trace from the 23-year-old was secured at the crime scene in the Wedding district, as police officers reported on Tuesday as witnesses.

On November 4, 2019, about three perpetrators opened a window grille on the back of the building and smashed the window to enter the rooms. Two employees who were still in the store escaped from the front entrance.

The window bars are said to have been severed and prepared before the robbery, as was later the case when the Dresden Museum was broken into. Prosecutors are convinced that the 23-year-old was one of the perpetrators.

“We are considering filing supplementary charges against him,” said senior public prosecutor Matthias Almang on the sidelines of the hearing. Then the man would also have to answer for it in the ongoing process.

The public prosecutor’s office accuses him and five relatives between the ages of 23 and 28 of serious gang theft, arson and particularly serious arson. All of them are German and come from the well-known Arab-born Berlin extended family Remmo.