The public prosecutor’s office in Solothurn carried out a criminal investigation against a total of 15 people last summer at Thunstetten BE because of the robbery of millions from a SecurePost money transporter. As can be seen from a message from Thursday, part of the stolen CHF 4.5 million has now been secured.
Several people were temporarily detained. The accused are people from Switzerland, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Germany and Turkey. The public prosecutor assumes that they were either directly involved in the theft or that they had something to do with the passing on and hiding of the offense.
Part of the delict found in Germany
On February 16, 2020, a 30-year-old German was arrested in Rosenheim, Germany, in close cooperation with the public prosecutor’s office in Traunstein (D). Around 1.6 million Swiss francs were secured. The accused confesses that he has kept the offense for a long time. Later, around CHF 900,000 were found in the canton of Solothurn.
No violence was used and no one was injured in the theft of July 1, 2019, which happened while the money transporter was traveling between Oensingen SO and Thunstetten BE. The crime happened only 15 kilometers away from the SecurePost headquarters in Oensingen. As a decision of the Federal Court published in December 2019 shows, the Theft committed “with the participation of the chauffeur” (BLICK reported).
Suspects are no longer in custody
The exact scene of the crime and the alleged contribution of the suspect
are the subject of ongoing criminal investigations. According to the Solothurn public prosecutor’s office, no one is currently in custody.
Although the reloading of the booty from the money transporter to a Mercedes later seized in Rickenbach LU took place in the canton of Bern, the investigations are subject to the prosecution of the canton of Solothurn. According to the public prosecutor, the reason for this is that the crime “already began in the canton of Solothurn”. (noo)