First suspects in Cologne attacks to face trial

BERLIN - The first trials are opening of people charged over New Year's Eve crimes in Cologne, with three men going to court on theft charges.

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The spate of thefts and assaults on women outside Cologne's main station, blamed largely on foreigners, caused public uproar as Germany deals with a huge influx of migrants. More than 1,000 criminal complaints were filed, over 400 of those alleging crimes of a sexual nature.

Neither of the two trials scheduled in Cologne Wednesday involves allegations of sexual assaults.

A 23-year-old Moroccan man is accused of stealing a cellphone from a woman as she photographed the city's cathedral. In a separate case, a 22-year-old Tunisian and an 18-year-old Moroccan are charged with stealing a camera from a man.



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