International Affair: Czech Orphans Stealing In Germany

In Law on August 12, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , ,

It was supposed to be an organized trip for several children from one Czech orphanage, but it ended prematurely with an international affair. The children stole many items from several stores in the German town of Baden Bade, the iDNES news server writes.

According to the daily the kids stole cigarettes, jewelry and other items worth almost 20 Euros in average. But they were taped by surveillance cameras. The German police is investigating this multiple theft and they decided to hand the investigation over to their Czech colleagues. But since criminal liability in the Czech Republic begins at the age of 15, it is very likely that most of the kids will get away with not punishment.

Coincidentally, Czechs were “infamous” in Germany after the Velvet Revolution in 1989 for petty thefts in German stores near the Czech-German border. There used to be signs saying “Cesi nekrast tady” which is terrible Czech for  “Czechs, Do Not Steal Here”, or rather something like “Czechs, You No Here Steal“.


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