Cologne – Being mugged is arguably the worst experience for a cash-in-transit driver. Heinz-Willi G. (62) lived through this nightmare twice…
According to the indictment, he even ran into one of the most feared criminals in Germany: Reemtsma kidnapper Thomas Drach (61). He is currently on trial for four armed robberies in Cologne.
Heinz-Willi G. from Brühl experienced two of them up close.
► March 24, 2018, Ikea store in Godorf, just before 9 a.m. G. is sitting in the armored transporter. A colleague is standing outside at the staff entrance with a cash box (in it: 76,175 euros). Suddenly someone with a cap and safety vest stands next to him.
Heinz-Willi G.: “At first I thought it was an Ikea employee. But then I saw a short-barreled machine gun. So I called 110.” He is not allowed to leave the money transporter, but stays in the car. According to the indictment, the MP man was Drach.
► When the money transporter was robbed on March 6, 2019 at Cologne-Bonn Airport, Heinz-Willi G. and an employee wanted to fill up the baggage car stations with coins. “Suddenly I heard a shot.” His colleague was hit in the leg – from an AK47. The shooter is said to have been Thomas Drach.
“How are you?” the judge asked him about the horror experiences. “Good again,” said Heinz-Willi G. After the second attack, he was on sick leave for several weeks. But he still drives money transporters.