German police seek carjackers after bank heist

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5 August 2005, GOETTINGEN, GERMANY - German police were Thursday hunting two carjackers who shot and critically injured a businessman as they made off with his car, a day after a bank robbery in Germany.

5 August 2005

GOETTINGEN, GERMANY - German police were Thursday hunting two carjackers who shot and critically injured a businessman as they made off with his car, a day after a bank robbery in Germany.

They later abandoned the vehicle, and were picked up by a brother of one of the suspects in another car in the northern city of Goettingen. The suspects were no longer in that vehicle when it was pulled over by police cruisers and helicopters. The accomplice was arrested.

"It was attempted murder," said Goettingen police chief Hans Wargel of the submachine-gun fire that hit the 43-year-old businessman in the head.

Police said the robbers, one of whom was identified as a Polish national, had robbed a bank in Wieda, Lower Saxony state of thousands of euros on Wednesday.

DPA

Subject: German news

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