A German man suspected of taking part in three robberies that targeted money transporters has been arrested in the Netherlands.
The 60-year-old, who has not been publicly named, was detained on an European arrest warrant and German prosecutors have launched extradition proceedings.
The suspect is accused of participating in a 2018 robbery in Cologne, as well as heists at Cologne-Bonn airport and in Frankfurt in 2019.
In all three cases, the attackers fled in a car stolen in the Netherlands, set fire to it near the crime scene, and then continued in another car.
Investigators said they were able to identify a car that they allegedly used to flee back across the border.
Two guards were injured in the last two attacks and prosecutors said the suspect used a machine gun in the airport robbery.
There had been speculation that the robberies were carried out by former members of the far-left Red Army Faction group but prosecutors said their investigation didn’t confirm this.