Police in the courtyard.  The perpetrators are said to have gained access through the door

    Police in the courtyard. The perpetrators are said to have gained access through the door Photo: Timo Beurich

    By Maren Wittge, Dirk Böttger and Timo Beurich

    Burglary in a former private bank on the Kudamm. Lockers were broken open, valuables are gone.

    A security company rents lockers on the corner of Fasanenstrasse and Kurfürstendamm (280 to 595 euros per year). Promises on the website “no risk of burglary or robbery” and “24-hour alarm and video surveillance”.

    But the customers’ valuables were probably not that safe – on Saturday evening unknown persons broke into the basement. A security company alerted the police at around 7:40 p.m.

    “Several lockers have been broken into and emptied,” said a police spokeswoman. The police did not disclose how many were cracked.

    Gold and precious stones are said to have been mainly stored in the vaults. A tenant in the building claims: “What is stored here surpasses the Green Vault in Dresden by a multiple.”

    Subjects:

    Bank burglary Kurfürstendamm

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