The Red Army Faction (RAF) still employs the German investigative authorities. In Lower Saxony they are again asking the population for information about three former members of the left-wing terrorist group.
The Verden public prosecutor's office and the State Criminal Police Office addressed the public in a statement on Friday. The accused are Ernst-Volker Staub, Daniela Marie Luise Klette and Burkhard Garweg.
Those wanted are said to have been living underground since the 1990s. The investigators assume that the group was in Germany between 1999 and 2016.
Twelve robbery crimes are attributed to the accused during this time. Among other things, they are said to have tried to rob a cash-in-transit truck in Stuhr near Bremen, as DNA evidence showed. One of the wanted people is said to have further contacts in Germany.
The group is assigned to the so-called third generation of the RAF. The RAF generation is accused of, among other things, the murders of Deutsche Bank boss Alfred Herrhausen and Treuhand boss Detlev Karsten Rohwedder. The RAF disbanded in 1998.
The LKA emphasizes in its statement that the perpetrators are also being sought for murder, in which photos are also published that are supposed to show the wanted people. However, the recordings are not current and are years or even decades old and sometimes quite blurry.
The suspected RAF terrorists are now at the proverbial retirement age or close to it: Staub is said to be 70 this year, Garweg 55 and 66.
A total reward of 150,000 euros is being offered for information that leads to a final conviction of the perpetrators, writes the LKA and points out the possibility of contacting the police confidentially. However, caution is advised as those wanted are likely to be armed.
Sources: dpa, LKA Lower Saxony,"Bild" newspaper