A man has been temporarily arrested after a robbery in Berlin Mitte on Monday night. Police announced Monday that at around 1:20 a.m., two men reportedly broke into a kiosk on the middle floor of the Potsdamer Platz S-Bahn and subway station. According to the information, they wanted to steal tobacco products there, but they were surprised by two employees of a security company after the anti-theft alarm went off.
An employee of a security company managed to arrest a 36-year-old man using an irritant spray device. The suspect is said to have hit one of the employees on the hand with a burglary tool. Later, the injured employee was treated as an outpatient at the hospital. While the other suspect managed to escape to an unknown destination.
The stolen items and burglary tools were found at the site. According to police, the arrested man had to be treated as an outpatient in hospital due to eye irritation and a head injury. He was then taken into police custody for identification, but was subsequently released.
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