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Busy burglars at work in Luxembourg

11.01.2014 From our online archive
After Luxembourg saw a series of burglaries in December, January continues with wave of break-ins across the country, with a safe and bikes among the stolen items.

(CS) After Luxembourg saw a series of burglaries in December, January continues with wave of break-ins across the country, with a safe and bikes among the stolen items.

Police reported nine burglaries between Friday and Saturday afternoon.

In one of the homes a safe containing jewellery and other valuables was stolen. In Junglinster meanwhile two mountain-bikes and a spare wheel were stolen from the basement of an apartment block.

In Strassen money was stolen from a butcher's shop. Another shop in Luxembourg City also fell victim to a burglar.

In Rumelange a woman was able to scare off a burglar in her home. A search for the man yielded no result. In Rodange a man alerted police after he was surprised by three men at his home, but police were unable to catch up with the suspects.

Additionally, police reported that several people had come back from their Christmas break to find a nasty surprise waiting for them at home.

In Luxembourg City a restaurant owner found that electrical appliances, food and drink had been stolen from his restaurant some time between December 22 and January 10. A weekend home in Born was also burgled over the holidays, while cables and other copper and brass items were removed from a vacant building in Esch/Alzette.

Crooks did not only have their eyes on houses, but also cars, as a woman in Differdange had her handbag stolen from her car.

Police were successful, however, in apprehending a different suspect, after witnesses alerted police to a man trying to break in to several cars in the capital. The man is connected to three other car break-ins and was set to be presented to a judge on Saturday afternoon.