Pegnitz – Major manhunt for suspected car theft in Pegnitz area

Pegnitz - Major manhunt for suspected car theft in Pegnitz area

The stolen Audi Q7 was discovered in the A9 rest area – so far no driver has been detected –
7 hours ago



Shortly before 3:15 pm, detectives in Baden-Württemberg informed the Upper Franconian Operation Center about an Audi Q7 with a license plate from the Stenberg registration district that had been stolen in the morning and in the present-day Pagan area. Is in Several patrolmen immediately searched for the high-priced SUV and officers discovered the car parked in the petrol station area of ​​the Frankis Schweiz Rest area on the A9 north side. However, the driver was not there.

Eyewitnesses said a person who was related to Q7 had recently disappeared. The police immediately checked all the buildings and checked several vehicles in the rest area and surrounding area. In the period that followed, emergency services found the support of the crew of a police helicopter with a thermal imaging camera in search of the suspect.

As part of broader search measures, in which police also used people to search dogs, entry and exit into the rest area had to be temporarily blocked at times.

The man we are looking for is about 50 years old, estimated at 180 centimeters tall and a strong figure. He is wearing a black coat, gray trousers, black scarf and black cap.

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The Bayreuth Criminal Police investigates and asks for help: Who saw a person who could describe him in the afternoon or evening in the Franquische Schweiz service area and / or the Pegnitz area? Who picked up the hitchhiker on the streets of A9 or the surrounding country? And who can provide information that may be related to the desired person?

The Bayreuth Criminal Police Office receives relevant information on telephone number 0921 / 506-0.


All current police reports can be found here.



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