In November last year, the men robbed the elderly couple on the Tiegstraße in Hörste.
The men accused all have Syrian nationality: Hakki R. (22), Kahnioahr S. (32), Wasim T. (31), and Shwan E. (23). The prosecutor accuses the men of robbing the elderly couple in their apartment in Hörste.While a man in front of the house is believed to have said “Go”, the other perpetrators are said to have broken open a patio window and entered the couple’s bedroom.
The culprits surprised Erika S. and her dementia-afflicted husband while they slept. They are said to have dragged the woman out of bed and tied her to a chair and taped her mouth. She was left this way.
A perpetrator is said to have asked the wife to hand over money and threatened her, among other things, with a knife. The remaining perpetrators searched the house for money.
According to the investigators, the husband was bedridden due to illness and unresponsive. Ultimately, the perpetrators only took 160 euros in cash and fled the house.In February this year, the Gütersloh police identified the five alleged perpetrators and believe the five Syrian men planned and committed the crime together.
Mobile phone tracking data led the investigators on the trail of the suspects. It was found that the men’s phones were dialed into a radio cell close to the scene of the crime last night.
The trial will continue on the 20th and 27th of August, as well the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 12th, 14th and 26th of September are scheduled as further trial dates.