A money transporter was attacked on Wednesday in Uhlandstrasse in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. The police confirmed this at noon. The perpetrators are said to have fled.
According to a fire department spokesman, four people were injured and three had to be taken to the hospital. A security guard suffered a lacerated skull and a security guard injured her arm.
Local residents had previously reported to the Tagesspiegel that a money messenger had been attacked in front of a Postbank branch.
Police say the robbery happened around 11:15 a.m. A local resident spoke of “shots, blood and screams”. Three perpetrators escaped in a black Audi, a station wagon, in the direction of Berliner Strasse.
There were many witnesses to the crime: residents, people from the surrounding shops, a pizza delivery boy who was just locking up his bike, people from the house itself and from the surrounding restaurants. The witnesses were questioned, the forensics moved in.
According to an observer, the perpetrators stole a cash box from the security service that delivered the store inside the branch. According to witnesses, several shots were fired on the sidewalk in front of the branch. According to the police, the perpetrators used tear gas.
Uhlandstrasse was blocked between Fechnerstrasse and Güntzelstrasse. According to the BVG on Twitter, bus route 249 will be diverted in both directions between the U Hohenzollernplatz and U Blissestraße/Uhlandstraße stops.
An eyewitness, who has an office with an open window directly above the post office, reported: “First I heard screams in front of the post office. I then saw a black Audi, which was pretty souped up, and the money transporter. Then shots were fired. It is Audi then drove off, with the driver and front passenger, a third came out of the post office and sat on the back seat. The car then hissed off with squeaking tires in the direction of Berliner Strasse. Then the police and ambulances came relatively quickly.”
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In the past there had been repeated raids on money transporters and bank branches in Berlin. In February it hit a van in front of a Kaufland branch in Neukölln. In December 2021, masked men armed with tear gas attacked a bank on Friedrichstrasse. In May 2021, a money messenger was attacked in a bank robbery in the anteroom of a branch in Neukölln.
Last September, a 31-year-old from the Berlin Remmo clan was convicted of aggravated robbery and dangerous bodily harm. The man, who had many previous convictions, received seven years in prison for robbing a money transporter with accomplices on Kurfürstendamm in February 2021, in which almost 650,000 euros were stolen.