The size of the jail phrases has are available in for criticism from some quarters, with Berlin’s prosecutor’s affiliation claiming it could encourage the mafia to behave “extra offensively” sooner or later.
Dresden’s police have mentioned nevertheless that they might have by no means seen the historic jewels once more if they’d not performed a cope with the thieves.
Investigators have described the heist as “half Sunday league, half Champions League” because of the truth that the perpetrators blended meticulous preparation with amateurish errors.
Their cautious preparations concerned chopping by way of the bars of a window every week beforehand and gluing the bars again into place.
In addition they disguised their getaway car as a taxi, cleverly recognising that police could be much less prone to management a taxi than a personal car.