Case 171

The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis

*** Content Warning: gun violence, child victim ***

On August 19 1988, two armed offenders entered a branch of the Deutsche Bank in Gladbeck, West Germany with the intention of holding it up. Hans-Jürgen Rösner and Dieter Degowski planned to steal a large sum of money, then make a quick getaway.

But their actions would trigger a series of shocking events that spanned 54 hours and became known as the Gladbeck Hostage Crisis.



Casefile Presents



Research – Milly Raso and Erin Munro

Writing – Erin Munro

Special thanks to Stef for her assistance in the creation of this episode

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Music – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska



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