Elevator pickpockets

Attempted theft at Siegburg ICE train station

Three young women crowded in on a man at the ICE train station in Siegburg on Thursday afternoon.

31.01.2016 Siegburg. Three young women crowded in on a man at the ICE train station in Siegburg on Thursday afternoon. They attempted to steal his wallet.

A 65-year-old man arrived on an ICE train into Siegburg station around 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon and was the victim of pickpockets.  Because he had a few pieces of luggage to carry, he used the elevator to get up to the level of the taxi platform. 

Just before the elevator door shut, three young women climbed in.  They immediately got close to him, making him feel uncomfortable.  He then turned away from them.  As he did so, one of the women dropped his wallet and it fell to the floor. It had been in his back pocket when they stole it.

When the elevator door opened, the women took off without the wallet.  They went on foot in the direction of the underpass to Bus line 66.  The women are described as 18 to 20 years-old, 1.5 to 1.6 meters with normal builds.  One of them, the presumed thief was wearing a light-colored knit cap and beige poncho.  Her make-up was quite visible and she spoke mother tongue German. There was no description of the other two women.  If anyone has any information, they are asked to please contact police at 02241-541 31 21. (Orig. text: mic)