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Pickpockets on the rise on Berlin Public Transport

pickpockets in Berlin Public Transport: U-Bahn

Berlin Public Transport: U-Bahn - Photo: T.Bortels/nuBerlin.com

The problem isn’t really new – pickpockets have always been targeting commuters in Berlin, as in probably every other city. But an increase of 50% in 2015 compared to 2014 is an alarming figure. In 2015 over 12.000 cases were reported to the police – on Berlin Public Transport (BVG) alone. That makes it almost […]

Violence and Mugging at Berlin’s nightlife hotspot RAW

Last weekend was a bad weekend for Berlin’s bubbling nightlife and clubbing area known as the RAW area near Warschauer Brücke / Revaler Strasse in Berlin Friedrichshain. Two violent attacks made it to the headlines of Berlin’s news. What had happened? First two dutch tourists were attacked and robbed – and only shortly after another […]

Drunk man took hostage in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

Some Berlin news from last night: shortly after half past midnight, a 24 year old man entered an apartment in Berlin Prenzlauerberg’s Christburger Strasse. He then called the hotline of the Berlin fire department and claimed he had taken a hostage. The fire department then called the police and went straight to Christburger Strasse. When […]