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Intruders in Haus Unger

Since Haus Unger has been converted into a student dorm, there are random people intruding, especially at night times.

While in the beginning, they were mostly drug addicts that came to do heroin, it is now persons stealing food and clothes.
If you happen to see someone you don't know in your floor or your kitchen, talk to him / her, ask if you can help him / her. Especially if this person doesn't look like a student living here. Don't ignore him / her! Ignoring him / her may give him / her a feeling of safety and he / she will return.
If you think, he / she is not living in the dorm and might be an intruder, best thing you can do is to call for your neighbours, knock on all the doors. If you dare, you can try to stop him / her from escaping and call the police. It is your right to hold him / her until the police is here. But keep in mind, that these persons may be aggressive and dangerous, so if you don't feel safe, let him / her go and avoid being injured in a fight.
But if you happen to stop him / her, take his / her key for the dorm's entrance!! Yes, they might have a key to enter the dorm, read the whole story in the section below.

What happened recently (2017 and later)

In the end of March 2017, one housemate (let's say, it was a guy and let's call him D.1)) in third floor of south wing (staircase E / Aufgang E) came home from the grocery store. D. opened the door to his floor and went to the kitchen, where he opened the refrigerator. He still had his keys in his hands, and he put them in the refrigerator to use that hand to put the groceries in the refrigerator. He closed the door of the refrigerator, but unfortunately had forgotten to take out his keys. He went to his room and didn't think about the keys in the fridge.
Later that day, the intruders (they were two persons, a man and a woman, according to some obversations, they had a south-east European look, presumably it was a prostitute and her pimp. The woman was very small and thin, the man was tall but very thin too) rang the doorbells in every room in the second floor of the south wing (Aufgang E). Someone in that floor pushed the button in his room to open the door, but didn't check who was coming. That's how the intruders got into the staircase. The intruders climbed the stairs, and in one floor, they found that the door was prevented from closing completely: A housemate was maybe waiting for a friend to come for visit, or it was too inconvenient to use the keys everytime to enter the floor for him / her. Anyways, the lock was fastened while the door was open, which lead to the door being open to everyone. The intruders found this door and entered the floor.
The intruders then walked through some floors and looked for things they could use. They took some clothes from the laundry racks that were standing in the floors. They opened the refrigerators and took some food. When they opened the refrigerator in third floor, they found the keys that D. had forgotten! They took them.
The woman then decided to take a shower in third floor. Apparently, she left a huge and disgusting mess in the bathroom, and she used the towel of a housemate that was hanging in the bathroom.
When they left the dorm, a housemate (H.) saw them. The woman had the other housemate's towel around her hair. H. recognized the towel and spoke to them. The man was very aggressive and threw the towel to H. Unfortunately, H. didn't know that they had taken the keys from the refrigerator and so the intruders left.

The intruders came back nearly every night then, until the official administration changed the lock for third floor in the staircase. The administration said, the intruders now have no possibility to enter. But according to another housemate (N.), the key for third floor also opens the door for first floor (N. already told Frau Schultze about it, but nothing has changed yet). Still, changing the lock for third floor lead to the intruders not coming back. For about 8 months, there were no news about intruders.

In the beginning of 2018, there were intruders again. In fifth floor, a housemate (A.) saw a man sitting in the kitchen at 6am, rolling a cigarette. He was very calm and relaxed, so A. didn't have the idea of calling the police. Also in fifth floor, a pair of shoes got stolen. Food was stolen in first and third floor, in several consecutive nights.
We don't know if they are the same ones, that already came here in April 2017, and we don't know how they enter. But here are some advices, what you can do to prevent yourself from having your stuff stolen and if you see someone you think is an intruder:

Advices

  • Please, don't prevent the doors from closing!! If you see a door that is prevent from closing completely, close it please! It is for the safety of us all.
  • Lock the kitchen door, especially during night time. If you don't have a lock in the kitchen door, go see the caretaker (Herr Plechata) and ask him to install one.
  • Take your belongings (clothes, shoes etc.) in your room, especially during night times.
  • If you see someone you think is an intruder, talk to him / her! Especially if this person doesn't look like a student living here. Don't ignore him / her! Ignoring him / her may give him / her a feeling of safety and he / she will return.
  • The best thing you can do is to call for your neighbours, knock on all the doors. If you dare, you can try to stop him / her from escaping and call the police. It is your right to hold him / her until the police is here. But keep in mind, that these persons may be aggressive and dangerous, so if you don't feel safe, let him / her go and avoid being injured in a fight. But if you happen to stop him / her, take his / her key for the dorm's entrance!!

If you have further questions or advices, don't hesitate to contact us. Let's make it a hard time for the intruders!

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neighbour/annoying/intruder.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/12 17:58 by hausunger