ESSEN – One of the two perpetrators of the notorious Gladbeck-hostage in Germany and the Netherlands in 1988, after thirty years of captivity released. The 61-year-old last Thursday, the correctional facility in Werl left, left jail Friday to know.
The hostage is regarded as one of the most spectacular crimes in German history after the Second world War. Dieter Degowski and his henchman, Hans-Jürgen Rösner beat in August 1988 on the run after a bank robbery in Gladbeck. They fled with the hostages by Germany and reason to Oldenzaal in the Netherlands. They shot two hostages dead. A policeman was killed during a chase. The two were in march 1991 to life in prison sentenced.
According to the ministry of Justice of North rhine-Westphalia is Degowski under more released because of good behaviour. Rösner is still in custody.