A puzzling series of glue attacks on cars in Wolfsburg employs the local police. "In the meantime, more than 450 deeds were recorded with a damage of about 1.5 million euros," police said. At the beginning of January, four new cases had been registered. "Some victims are now also affected on several occasions," said police spokesman Thomas Figge. Without a recognisable system of the perpetrator have an impact on the entire area of the city.
The investigators assume that there is a perpetrator, who is usually in the dark on several parked cars over and smeared. "It is used a more aggressive glue, attacking not only the paint, but the metal underneath it," said the spokesman. As a result, high Damages also arise in individual cases quickly. Although it was a special industrial glue, but apply via the Internet is relatively easy. A trace of the perpetrators did not arise as a result of the glue.
public searches remained without result
largely because of the actions in the past exert to go, ask the police since the beginning of the series in April 2017, again and again to the public for help. Newspapers report regularly, and also a TV team has accompanied the investigators. This attention is considered a divided one police spokesman Figge. "As a result, the offender regularly receives a Arena," he said. In the worst case, he may go even a confirmation and a Motivation for further actions. "On the other hand, public Relations is one of the few opportunities to witness."
Because the acts are often perpetrated at night, it is important that even the smallest of anomalies to be quickly reported, the spokesman said - so at best in the night and not early in the Morning. "Some of the Damaged report the damage even if it is for the settlement of the insurance relevant," said Figge.
Many of the affected vehicles are VWs
About the motives for the graffiti can so far only be speculated. One idea is that the offender has something against Volkswagen. "At least, almost always leased cars of the company are affected, which are easy to see on the number plates," said Figge. On the other hand, the police are not emphasized as early as 2018: "That predominantly Volkswagen are affected, astonished, because we are here in Wolfsburg. Here are many of the VW drive time."
A company spokesman said that there had been calls to the police with the security. He would not comment beyond that, but to the incidents. In case of need, the investigation is being supported by the VW spokesman said. So far, the police remains only to hope that the offender will commit a mistake or of an attentive wolf Burger observed.