150,000 euros damage after construction site burglaries in Vienna and Lower Austria

The quintet from Serbia will be deported after the end of their detention. Most of the accused have confessed.

A gang of five caused more than 150,000 euros in total damage at twelve construction site burglaries in Vienna and Lower Austria. According to the state police headquarters in St. Pölten, the quintet from Serbia was not only put out of business on Thursday, the men between the ages of 26 and 47 have now been sentenced to several years of partially suspended prison terms at the Vienna Regional Court.

accused confessed

The investigations by the State Criminal Police Office of Lower Austria began after a burglary at a construction site in February 2022 in Krumbach (Wiener Neustadt district). The men were arrested on March 6 while attempting to sell stolen tools in the Korneuburg district. Seized booty has been handed over to the injured companies. According to the police, the gang committed eleven other construction site burglaries from September last year to March 2022 in the Vienna districts of Margareten, Meidling, Penzing and Donaustadt.

Most of the accused have confessed. A ten-year residence ban in Austria has been imposed on the men. The quintet will be deported to their homeland after the end of their detention.

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