High-speed convicts caught
Wednesday 24 May 1995
Osnabruck - German police recaptured two escaped convicts who had been driving wildly around northern Germany in a Porsche since breaking out of prison on Sunday. Special police units rammed their car at a crossroads in the west German town of Osnabruck. A hostage was freed unharmed.
The two convicts, both infected with HIV and described as dangerous, had been driving around the town, tossing banknotes out of their car window, before they were seized. Police had earlier lost track of them after they abandoned the Porsche and switched to another vehicle, but they were later spotted in a red Volkswagen Golf. Reuter
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