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Burglary suspects apprehended by police let go
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Burglary suspects apprehended by police let go

08.12.2014 From our online archive
After police caught two burglary suspects in Luxembourg City on Friday evening, it has emerged that the men were let go, because the house they entered was unlocked and they did not end up taking anything.

(CS/str) After police caught two burglary suspects in Luxembourg City on Friday evening, it has emerged that the men were let go, because the house they entered was unlocked and they did not end up taking anything.

The men entered the home in Kohlenberg on Friday evening without the use of force, but fled the scene without having stolen anything. On their escape they were spotted jumping across a garden fence by a women, who thought their behaviour suspicous and alerted police.

Officers eventually apprehended the men in nearby Gasperich.

However, after questioning and fingerprinting to register their identies, the suspects were let go, with their information forwarded to the prosecution, which in turn will take up the matter over the coming days or weeks.

While footprints provided evidence that the men, irregular immigrants from Brussels, were in the house, they were not found to be carrying any tools or weapons and entered the building through an unlocked door.

They did not steal anything and have no previous criminal record.

During their interrogation they indicated that they were looking for a place to sleep.

Their committed offence, therefore, amounts to little more than trespassing, which in Luxembourg carries a fine of 251 to 3,000 euros and/or a sentence of between 15 days and up to a year in prison.

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