Landgericht Berlin am Tegeler Weg 17 21 im März 2019 *** Berlin Regional Court at Tegeler Weg 17 21 in March 2019

After an attack with a samurai sword in a supermarket in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, the trial against a 35-year-old has begun. The accused is said to have threatened a cashier with a Japanese short sword and then slightly injured a security employee while fleeing.

The 35-year-old said on Monday before the Berlin Regional Court that he had “unfortunately committed” the crime. He was heavily intoxicated. The security guard was injured unintentionally in the scramble.

According to investigations, the accused approached a cash register in February of this year, leaned over the plexiglass partition and threw a bag at the cashier. He demanded money and threatened to “stab” her otherwise. He held the samurai sword with a 22-centimeter blade in the direction of the 21-year-old woman’s face to intimidate her.

When the 35-year-old wanted to flee with 160 euros in loot, he was held by a security guard at the exit.

The 35-year-old said he was looking for an apartment at the time and “lived constantly in fear of ending up on the street.” A few hours before the crime, he was at a flat inspection and then had a drink with an acquaintance

On the way home, he had the idea of ​​robbing the supermarket. However, he did not threaten the cashier with death. “I just showed her the knife,” explained the trained mechanic.