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An entire road has been stolen in Germany

By T.K. Randall
January 16, 2022 · Comment icon 6 comments



Apparently it's possible to steal an entire road... Image Credit: US Navy / Edward Miller
A bizarre crime involving the theft of an entire street in Saxony, Germany has left authorities scratching their heads.
According to reports, around 60 tons of cobblestones (worth 30,000 Euros) were removed from a road in the city of Zittau before being hauled off by unknown perpetrators.

The crime, which is thought to have taken place at some point between the 16th and 23rd of December 2021, is now being investigated by local law enforcement.
It is believed that the culprits had brought heavy equipment, including an excavator, to the site and would have also needed access to a fairly large truck to haul the stolen paving stones away.

Unfortunately, due to the location of the scene, it isn't even clear where the thieves went afterwards, meaning that the stolen stones could now be in any number of neighbouring countries.

As things stand, all that's left at the site now is around 300 square meters of sand.

Efforts to track down those responsible remain ongoing.

Source: Polish News | Comments (6)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by jethrofloyd 10 months ago
As Elton John would sing..........Goodbye yellow brick road.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Matt221 10 months ago
I once laid 150m of top grade turf on a building site patrolled by"security" i returned the next day to finish the job and the turf had all gone even the little cutting in pieces 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Wreck7 10 months ago
Cobblestones are big business. They steal them in Virginia all the time.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Myles 10 months ago
They said it was a paved road.  So did people tear up asphalt?    I got torn up road asphalt for nearly free a few years ago.   They would rather give it away than deal with it.  It works well on my long driveway.  
Comment icon #5 Posted by toast 10 months ago
The information was wrong, 60 tons of granite cobblestone were stolen in the city of Zittau. Here a link how the street looked like before.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Myles 10 months ago
That makes much more sense.   


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