After a radio message, several police vehicles headed for the street “Am Nordbad 46a” in the Harpen district of Bochum in the late evening hours of the 15th February. There, in the club house of Blau-Weiß Grümerbaum, a young woman from Bochum celebrated her 16th birthday with about 50 guests from Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Oberhausen and Hattingen.
According to the current state of investigation, the celebration began at 7 p.m. and went without any problems until 10.20 p.m.
At this time a group of six to ten men entered the building. These young men were not invited and their names were not or are not known.
Immediately after their arrival, one of the people sprayed pepper spray into the room, which the invited guests, who are between 15 and 20 years old, then immediately left. One teenager is said to have been sexually harassed at the time.
A short time later, the uninvited guests rioted in the party room, threw bottles around and destroyed almost the entire furniture.
But that is not all! Before escaping from the clubhouse, the criminals stole various mobile phones, bags and jackets from the guests. The rioters even took the 16-year-old’s birthday presents.
According to first findings, fortunately no persons were injured.
The criminals, according to the witnesses Mediterranean, are about 17 to 18 years old and have dark hair. Two of the young men are said to have the Turkish first names Fadil and Ibo respectively.
The investigators from the Bochum Criminal Investigation Department 32, who are currently evaluating mobile phone recordings of the incident, are asking for hints from witnesses who observed the rioters after 10 p.m. in the vicinity of the clubhouse by calling 0234 / 909-8205 as well as 0234 / 909-4441.