Owners can recover items stolen in burglaries that targeted Americans in Germany
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Items recovered from a series of burglaries that targeted Americans in Kusel, Germany, can soon be retrieved by their owners at the local police station.
About 100 stolen items — including jewelry, rare coins and watches — were recovered in April when police cracked a burglary ring whose members broke into homes, many of which belonged to U.S. servicemembers and civilians.
The items can be retrieved with a police report at the Kusel police station, Trierer Strasse 68, on July 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on July 12 from 1-6 p.m. Those who think they may have items to recover can also call Kaiserslautern police locally at 0631-369-2620.
Several people were able to identify items as their own after police published photos in April; however, Bernhard Christian Erfort, a Kaiserslautern police spokesman, said that “there are still some items whose owners we do not know.”
The burglaries remain under investigation. Two people have been arrested so far in connection with the burglaries, police said in a statement Monday.