Directly from the dpa news channel
Freiburg (dpa / lsw) – Suspected fraudsters have been chasing the police on Autobahn 5 near Appenweier (Ortenaukreis) after attempting to steal Zahngold. According to police reports on Wednesday, two men pretended to be a courier service in a Freiburg dental practice to pick up and steal old gold. An employee recognized the attempted fraud on Tuesday and called the police. The fraudsters fled in a rental car. A little later this was noticed by witnesses on the A5 due to the high speed. To escape the police, the driver raced across the hard shoulder, sometimes with 200 things. The police broke off the pursuit.
According to a police spokesman, the theft of gold teeth from doctor’s offices is a fraud that occurs more frequently, especially in the Cologne area.