Manhunt in eastern Belgium for suspects wanted for crime in Germany

Manhunt in eastern Belgium for suspects wanted for crime in Germany
Credit: Belga

A search is under way in the East Belgian city of Eupen for the suspected perpetrators of a crime committed in Germany, the Office of the Public Prosecutor (OPP) in Eupen announced on Sunday in a press release.

Police in Eupen had tried to check a car on Sunday morning in connection with the crime, committed earlier in Germany’s Eifel region, but its occupants fled towards the Schoberg Forest, according to Belga news agency.

The area around the vehicle – from the Hotel Bosten roundabout to 54-57 Rue Schilsweg – has been closed to traffic, and messages asking residents not to leave their homes have been broadcast on loudspeakers.

The suspects are being actively sought, with many police services involved in the search, the OPP said, calling on residents not to pick up hitchhikers, to avoid the area, and not to hamper the work of the police. Anyone who notices anything unusual must inform the law enforcers, it added.

The OPP said it was unable to give any details about the crime committed in Germany that led to the car being checked.


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