Baar and Hünenberg, 08.01.2020

A delivery van, wine, car wheels and food stolen

Unknown perpetrators entered the premises of a painting company in the Bösch industrial estate in Hünenberg in the period from 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 2 to 6:45 a.m. on Friday, January 3, according to the police in Zug. Once inside the building, they searched the offices and stole a safe and several keys from company vehicles. The perpetrators then left with one of these vehicles, a delivery van, in an unknown direction.

It was precisely this delivery van that caught the eye of an attentive citizen on the Arbachstrasse in the municipality of Baar during the night of Monday, January 6, shortly after 2 a.m. After being awakened by unusual noises and the smell of smoke, he was able to observe an unknown man from his balcony. The resident spoke to the man, who then got into the van, drove a few metres, and then let another man get in before driving away.

Photo 1: Stolen spirits.
Photo 2: A seized suitcase with food
Photo 3: Stolen wine was found in the van

During the immediately-launched search, the delivery van was spotted on the Aegeristrasse by the emergency services. On attempting to stop the vehicle, there was a glancing collision with an unmarked police vehicle. The unknown perpetrators then continued their journey at high speed via the Langgasse and Bühlstrasse to the Mühlegasse (in the municipality of Baar). There, the vehicle crashed into a wall, as the Zug police reported in a media release. The two inmates fled on foot and were able to escape.

The delivery van was found to contain around 80 bottles of wine, among other things. These had been stolen from a basement of an apartment building in the St. Michael area in the city of Zug in a burglary that took place on Monday, January 6, 2020. In addition, food, complete car wheels, a suitcase, a bag and burglary tools were also secured in the van. According to the knowledge gained so far, the two men may have committed several burglaries in the past few days. The investigation is still underway.