The suspect Moroccan was provisionally arrested and reported at large.
This is called audacity: a burglar exchanged the lock on an apartment in Vienna-Favoriten, which he had broken into, in order to then spend a few days supposedly undisturbed in the premises. At least that is the accusation according to initial investigations. However, the tenant’s son came over to see if everything was going well.
The man was amazed on Wednesday when his key could no longer open the door to his father’s apartment on Laxenburger Strasse. He called the police. When the officers arrived, there was a 26-year-old in the accommodation from which a washing machine and items of clothing had been stolen.
The suspect Moroccan was provisionally arrested and reported at large. His questioning was still ongoing. This does not yet fully clarify whether he has replaced the lock himself, as he is suspected.