Multimillion-dollar theft in Berlin

Several men stole items worth almost 50 million euros. Now the police are looking for another suspect.

The Berlin police are looking for this man from the photos: He is said to have been involved in breaking into a safe on Fasanenstrasse in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The act happened on Saturday, November 19, 2022. There he and at least four other accomplices are said to have stolen gold, cash, jewelry and other valuables worth around 49 million euros from around 300 lockers.

At the time, t-online reported exclusively that the stolen goods included 1,000 Watchmaster watches with a value of at least 10 million euros. Watchmaster is one of Europe’s largest players in the trade in certified and pre-owned luxury watches.

Prosecutor’s office is offering a reward of 5,000 euros

The men are said to have set a fire after the theft to cover up the tracks. They are said to have removed the loot from the crime scene in several loads by around 7:30 p.m.

Four men aged 25, 27, 41 and 42 have already been charged by the public prosecutor’s office with joint theft in a particularly serious case involving arson. According to the indictment, they planned the burglary from September 2022 and then got the 52-year-old manager of the company that rents the lockers on their side.

Police are asking for information

The 52-year-old is also charged. He is said to have resigned from the actual security service and commissioned a new one run by the accomplices. The 52-year-old is also said to have turned off the alarm system for the night of the crime. Arrest warrants were issued for all individuals. The four 25- to 42-year-olds are in custody, the 52-year-old is spared. The whereabouts of the loot are still unknown.

Now the police want to know who the other suspect is. She asks who knows the man depicted or who can provide information about his whereabouts. The investigators are also interested in who saw him before, during or after the crime or who can provide information about the loot. The police will take tips on (030) 4664-944404 or by email to The police also released a video of the suspect and another wanted person.

The public prosecutor’s office has offered a reward of 5,000 euros for information leading to the identification or arrest of the suspect. “The reward is intended exclusively for people from the population whose professional duties do not include the prosecution of criminal offenses,” said the police. According to the authority, those involved in the crime are also excluded from the reward. According to the police, an apparently affected company also gave a 20,000 euro reward in this case.

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