A 16-year-old is said to have instigated his two younger brothers, who are also minors, to rob a bank. The teenager was arrested on Thursday and released under reporting conditions, the police said on Friday. Accordingly, the youngest – seven-year-old – brother is said to have attacked the bank branch in Garbsen (Hannover region) on March 1st.
The seven-year-old is said to have demanded money and threatened violence. A short time later he left the bank, leaving behind a suitcase that ultimately turned out to be harmless. The eleven-year-old brother is said to have bought the suitcase. Nothing was stolen and no one was injured in the attempted robbery. The minors are accused of attempted severe predatory extortion.
The investigators tracked down the three suspects via the suitcase and camera recordings. On Thursday, their rooms were searched by the police. Further investigations continue.