Manching: Technical problem with telephone and internet fixed – Bavaria

After a sabotage of the telephone network, thousands of households were without internet and telephone connections. Investigators suspect that the destruction is related to the spectacular gold theft in the Celtic-Roman Museum.

After the sabotage of the telephone network in Manching, the affected households and companies are all supplied with telephone and internet again. A spokesman for Telekom announced on Wednesday evening that the disruption had been rectified.

In the night of Tuesday, the Telekom office in Manching was broken into. As a result, according to Telekom, there was not only considerable damage to property, but 13,000 households and companies lost their internet, telephone and, in some cases, television. It is suspected that the act of sabotage on the fiber optic lines is related to the theft of Celtic gold coins from a Manching museum worth millions, which also happened during the night.

“This is a relatively obvious suspicion – without wanting to lean too far out of the window – that you have to investigate,” said Ingolstadt’s chief public prosecutor Nicolas Kaczynski from the investigating public prosecutor’s office. “Whether the connection actually exists or it is just a coincidence, that will ultimately have to be determined by further investigations.” Due to the sabotage, there was no alarm at the police when the museum was broken into on Tuesday night.

After the spectacular theft of gold from the Kelten-Römer Museum in Manching, Kaczynski was confident that he would be able to find the perpetrators. “All perpetrators only boil with water and we already have our ways and means to counteract that,” he said. “I’m optimistic.” The further procedure should be coordinated with the State Criminal Police Office (LKA). However, he did not want to say what specific measures are planned. “That would be going too far and is not yet intended for the public.”

As it became known on Wednesday, it took the perpetrators just nine minutes to break into the museum and steal valuable gold coins from there. The case is “not a crime that you have on your desk every day,” said Kaczynski. Especially with a public prosecutor’s office that may not be one of the largest in Bavaria,” he said. The investigators are also looking for the perpetrators internationally. Art databases have been notified of the theft in case the coins turn up there. And according to the LKA, Europol and Interpol were also involved in addition to the Federal Criminal Police Office.

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