Suspect in €3.6 million theft caught on German train

Suspect in €3.6 million theft caught on German train
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More than a year as a fugitive ended during a routine ticket check on a German train for a man suspected of stealing €3.6 million, a police spokesman in Munich confirmed on Thursday.

Police arrested the 32-year-old man without a struggle on Wednesday afternoon on a train between the southern German city of Nuremberg and Dresden, a spokesman for the police headquarters of Upper Bavaria told German news agency DPA.

The spokesman confirmed a report from the radio station Bayrische Rundfunk that the man had been staying in the Czech Republic.

He is accused of absconding on Jan. 20, 2007 with €3.6 million ($5.7 million) from an armored transport vehicle he was driving near Munich.

Both man and money vanished without a trace until he turned up on the train on Wednesday, police said.