Incident time: December 2021 – July 2022, Incident location: Vienna, Lower Austria
Vienna (OTS) – Through extensive and intensive investigations, the Vienna State Criminal Police Office, Northern Branch – MESSERER Group, together with the Donaustadt Municipal Police Command, has succeeded in arresting a 55-year-old man from Austria. He is strongly suspected of having broken into construction sites in Vienna from at least December 2021 to July 2022 and of having stolen several tons of copper cable. He is then said to have sold these to two scrap metal companies in Vienna and Lower Austria. In doing so, he is said to have caused damage of at least € 150,000.
The arrest took place on 13.07.2022, around 08:45, on the open road in the district of Floridsdorf. In the vehicle of the suspect, the officers seized hidden under a blanket, about 240 kg of copper cable.
The 55-year-old suspect refused to make any statement on the charges. He was brought into a correctional institution in Lower Austria.
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