Officers from the state office of criminal investigation entered a Berlin apartment at 7 am and arrested the suspects, who are believed to have destroyed cash machines in across Schleswig-Holstein and Brandenburg.
Police caught on to the men, aged 30 to 36-years-old, after they left clues behind at a crime scene in Dithmarschen. Two of the suspects live in Brunsbüttel, Schleswig-Holstein, where authorities simultaneously searched for evidence.
“The men are suspected of igniting a gas mixture to explode the machines, which in every case caused extensive damage to the buildings where they were housed,” said the joint statement from the Schleswig-Holstein LKA and the prosecutor’s office in Itzehoe, where the suspects were taken for questioning.
Despite making a lot of noise and causing property damage with the blasts, the unlucky suspects were often unable to reach their goal of removing actual cash from the machines.