Crooks who broke into a lorry and stole robot vacuum cleaners worth more than EUR 250,000 are being sought by police in Germany.
The 240 hi-tech cleaners – worth more than EUR 1,000 (GBP 900) each, with the grand total from the heist reaching EUR 250,000 (GBP 223,000) – disappeared from the trailer while it was parked over a weekend.
Police in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Wesel, identified the cleaners as S7 MaxV Ultras made by Chinese electronics company Roborock.
Newsflash obtained a statement from the Wesel District Police Authority on Monday, 6th February, saying: “Unknown persons stole 240 vacuum robots from the back of a truck. The vacuum robots are the ‘S7 MaxV Ultra black’ model from the manufacturer Roborock.
“The perpetrators opened the rear door of the trailer between Friday 2 p.m. and Sunday 12:15 p.m. The truck was parked on company premises on Fritz-Baum-Allee.”
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
The investigation is ongoing and at the time of writing, no arrests had been made.
Roborock is a Chinese electronics and consumer goods company that is known for its vacuum robots. It is seen as a competitor to the Roomba series of robot vacuum cleaners made by the American company iRobot.