In Brief: Fed up with burning cars across the city, Berlin CDU offers reward for clues that lead to a conviction

This week alone, Berlin police reported 10 vehicles severely damaged in Kreuzberg, an Audi almost completely burned down in Neukölln and three Mercedes damaged in Steglitz. In other news, school children in Berlin are now eligible to ride the BVG for free.

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The CDU in Berlin is offering a reward for information on the perpetrators who are setting fire to cars across the city.

This comes after a string of police reports. This week alone – 10 vehicles were severely damaged in Kreuzberg, an Audi was almost completely burned down in Neukölln and three Mercedes were damaged in Steglitz.

“The CDU Berlin no longer wants to watch as our city turns into a nightly playground for arsonists,” said Kai Wegner, the chairman of the Berlin Christian Democrats in a statement.

According to multiple media reports, over 320 cars have been set on fire and damaged in Berlin in 2019 alone.

The CDU is willing to reward up to 1,000 euros for information that leads to a conviction.

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As of Thursday, school children in Berlin are now eligible to ride the BVG for free. They can apply online for the “Schülerticket,” which is valid for use in the A and B regions of the city.

An estimated 360,000 schoolchildren in Berlin can benefit from this new ticket.

Additionally, the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg has launched a discounted transportation ticket for qualifying trainees, vocational students, and volunteers.

That ticket costs 365 euros for the year. Click here to find out more information on eligibility for this new “VBB-Abo Azubi.”

 

 

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