Manufacturer to thieves - stolen condoms unsafe

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Manufacturer to thieves - stolen condoms unsafe
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A German manufacturer has warned thieves that condoms they stole by blowing up a vending machine are likely to be unsafe.


Thieves in Aachen, northwest Germany, blew up a condom dispensing machine overnight from Sunday into Monday and made off with the contents.

A nearby resident heard a loud bang at around midnight and saw the damaged machine, police said in a statement on Tuesday.

Officers added that they did not know how many condoms or how much cash was taken.

And a spokeswoman for the condoms’ manufacturer, Ritex, warned they should not be used.

She told The Local: “The condom packaging is likely to have been damaged by the explosion. As soon as the packaging is damaged, the condoms are no longer safe."

Officers have no leads yet. Anyone with information should contact Aachen Police on 0241 9577 31501. 

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