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Case 171: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis

Case 171: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis

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On August 19 1988, two armed offenders entered a branch of the Deutsche Bank in Gladbeck, West Germany with the intention of holding it up...

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Narration – Anonymous Host
Research – Milly Raso and Erin Munro
Writing – Erin Munro
Special thanks to Stef for her assistance in the creation of this episode
Creative direction – Milly Raso
Production and music – Mike Migas


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Comments (15)

Foxxy Ladyy

I don’t know who is worse here, the police or the media

May 5th
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Lavinia Markel

this is the problem with the world now days. the media thinks freedom of the press gives them the right to hinder everything. they need to go back to old times and stop interfering in police business.

May 5th
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obsidianhoax

ok WTF media

Apr 16th
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Judi Carolina

what? clerks can open a bank?? 🤔🤔🤔

Apr 14th
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Jeremiah C.

I just picture an old black and white silly film with that silly music playing in the background ( I can't remember what the name of that specific song is called).

Apr 14th
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😀😁😂🤣😃😄🤔🤔🤔

Broke the key in the handcuffs, left the remote to stop the car with a group of officers farther back. LOL Sounds like an episode of the Keystone Cops.

Apr 12th
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😀😁😂🤣😃😄🤔🤔🤔

All the vehicles following them on the autobahn reminds me of the all the cop cars following OJ Simpson in his white Bronco.

Apr 12th
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😀😁😂🤣😃😄🤔🤔🤔

The reporters following these bank robbers had no morals whatsoever. Just wanted to be a part of this shit show.

Apr 12th
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WupperElfe

I remember this incident so well, since Degowski and Rösner came through my hometown on their way and one of them spent long years in the local jail. The way the media catered to their every whim was unbelievable and it angered the whole nation! Rösner portrayed himself as some kind of misunderstood rogue while Degowski was infatuated with Silke Bischoff (the hostage who died during the last part of their escape) but everything went haywire after Rösner shot the teenager Emanuele De Giorgi...it was pathetic how the police handled the whole situation, even more so since they wouldn't take any part of the blame.

Apr 11th
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Loren Ashby

Great story, had not heard this crime before. . With that being said, WTF!!!!!

Apr 11th
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JR GUARNIERO

When you (Deutsch Polizei) are the reason the country needed a GSG-9 group.

Apr 11th
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BC

what a massive clusterfuck

Apr 10th
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PotatoCouch

I have no words...

Apr 10th
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