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Germany: Berlin homeowners can hire police cars to deter burglars  01:37

Germany: Berlin homeowners can hire police cars to deter burglars

Germany, Berlin
December 2, 2016 at 09:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Berlin-based company Blue-White has started an initiative whereby replicas of police cars can be privately hired by home-owners hoping to scare off burglars, Friday.

Sascha Bieseke, procurator of the company which previously just rented the cars to film productions, explained that the idea came about when some local residents spotted a police car in the drive, and "one of the neighbours, in his eighties asked, "Can you rent a car like this for private use because I am scared of burglaries?"

He went on to add that although they currently only operate in Berlin and Brandenburg, the company has "received requests from all over Germany" and that "the requests have been rising every day, especially now in the darker season."

The scheme is limited to homeowners whose properties are fenced in, and the cars are not permitted to be parked on streets or public property.

Germany: Berlin homeowners can hire police cars to deter burglars  01:37
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Berlin-based company Blue-White has started an initiative whereby replicas of police cars can be privately hired by home-owners hoping to scare off burglars, Friday.

Sascha Bieseke, procurator of the company which previously just rented the cars to film productions, explained that the idea came about when some local residents spotted a police car in the drive, and "one of the neighbours, in his eighties asked, "Can you rent a car like this for private use because I am scared of burglaries?"

He went on to add that although they currently only operate in Berlin and Brandenburg, the company has "received requests from all over Germany" and that "the requests have been rising every day, especially now in the darker season."

The scheme is limited to homeowners whose properties are fenced in, and the cars are not permitted to be parked on streets or public property.

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