Crime – The Zurich canton police have concluded an investigation against two alleged jewelery burglars. The two men are suspected of having committed burglary in jewelry stores in several cantons.
The men are accused of stealing a crime amounting to several hundred thousand francs in their break-ins and causing property damage of over 100,000 francs, as the Zurich canton police announced on Saturday. Criminal proceedings are ongoing against the men at the public prosecutor’s office.
On behalf of the public prosecutor’s office and in cooperation with the Forensic Institute Zurich, the Zurich canton police carried out a complex investigation against a 55-year-old Croat and a 35-year-old Italian.
The two men were assigned a total of six burglaries in jewelry stores and goldsmiths’ workshops in the cantons of Zurich, Aargau, Schaffhausen, Solothurn and Basel-Landschaft, which they are said to have committed together. In addition, there is a break-in in a single-family house in the canton of Schaffhausen.
The two men are said to have committed another attempt at burglary in a jewelry store in the canton of Basel-Landschaft without stealing anything.
The 55-year-old is also said to have committed three burglaries in goldsmiths’ studios and one in the basement of an apartment building in the cantons of Basel and Zurich on his own. In the case of two break-ins in a jewelry shop in the canton of Basel-Landschaft and in a company building in the canton of St. Gallen, there was no attempt.
The responsible public prosecutor’s office in the canton of Zurich is conducting the further proceedings against the two men for commercial and gang theft and other offenses. The presumption of innocence applies until a final conviction.