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Rare gangster-rapper T-shirt betrays robber

The Local · 29 Jun 2012, 11:13

Published: 29 Jun 2012 11:13 GMT+02:00

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Two men were mugged in Dusseldorf in April by another pair of men. One victim was shot and severely injured, Die Welt newspaper reported on Thursday.

Detectives found video footage of the suspects, one of whom was covering his face with a limited edition gangster-rapper T-shirt. It bore the name of rapper Xatar – currently serving a prison sentence for robbery.

The T-shirt was soon found in a bin, and the hunt was on. Soon police learned that only three such T-shirts had ever been sold in Dusseldorf – and two of the owners could be ruled out.

They swiftly found 25-year-old Marcel S., who turned somewhat less than a gangster, and swiftly confessed, even naming his accomplice.

Police are now hunting him and are offering a reward of €1,500 for information leading to his arrest.

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Your comments about this article

12:10 June 29, 2012 by Wrench
Hmmm! I nominate this guy for the Darwin Award.
14:28 June 29, 2012 by Ruhetag
He is not eligible for a Darwin Award.
16:31 June 29, 2012 by IchBinKönig
I'll have to remember not to throw my A$AP Mop shirt in a 'bin'.
19:11 June 29, 2012 by Englishted
What I find strange and frankly frightening is how the police where able to find out who bought the shirts unless they used credit cards or other plastic .

Because Dusseldorf is not really a dorf is it.
22:48 June 29, 2012 by wood artist

I had exactly the same wonderment. I'm guessing they were able to track sales through whatever store sold them, and then look a register receipts. Just about have to be "plastic" since a cash sale wouldn't show much.


Usually Darwin Awards involve death or serious injury, although there's nothing in the "rules" that specify that. In any case, he does qualify for the "Stupidest Criminals" list, and that's something.

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