German police believe three terrorists on the run have recently been hiding in the province of Groningen, according to RTV Noord. They have now increased the reward for information leading to their arrest.
RTV Noord reported that the three individuals – Ernst Volker Staub, Burkhard Garweg, and Daniela Klette – were part of the RAF (Rote Armee Fraktion) German left-wing extremist group. The group mainly operated between the 1970s and 1998 when its dissolution was announced. The RAF is responsible for multiple kidnappings, robberies, bomb attacks, and 34 murders, according to the German authorities.
German authorities have turned their sights to the Northern Dutch provinces and the border areas with Germany as they have reason to believe the three suspects have been hiding in these areas, according to RTV Noord. The trio has probably been living underground since the 1990s. Back in 2016, the trio was already suspected to have gone into hiding in the North, particularly the Groningen area, after reported sightings and phone tracking evidence. But no arrests were made.
Now, the reward for a breakthrough tip increased to €150,000 in a last attempt to crack the decades-old case.
Ernst Volker Staub, Burkhard Garweg, and Daniela Klette have been on the run since the 90s. They are wanted for armed robberies and a suspected attempted murder, though the police do not believe these crimes were politically motivated but rather to sustain their lifestyles, according to multiple media reports.
If you have any relevant information, contact the authorities via this online tip line.