Courageous Neo-Nazi Pair Could Easily Have Evaded Police Capture, Documents Show
Mundlos and Böhnhardt, central members of the self-styled National Socialist Underground (NSU) terrorist cell, botched a bank robbery in Eisenach in Thüringen on November 4th –and fled the crime scene on bicycles, reported the Bild newspaper on Sunday.
As the pair headed for their campervan parked up in another part of town, they were listening over police radio to how the search for them was being conducted.
They could have escaped police, but instead waited almost an hour before Mundlos shot dead Böhnhardt and then himself in the campervan, the paper said.
They would have heard that the police dragnet was due to be lifted after an hour and a half, and could have escaped out onto the motorway in their van, but they did not.
Instead they waited almost an hour until the police came across them by accident, said Bild.
Mundlos and Böhnhardt, together with Beate Zschäpe are thought to have killed nine people of immigrant descent and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007, as well as robbing 14 banks.
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