Angela Merkel’s purse stolen while shopping
After over 16 years as one of Europe’s highest-profile leaders, Angela Merkel is learning that life out of public office brings its own set of challenges.
While out shopping, Germany’s iconic ex-chancellor had her purse stolen, Anadolu Agency reported.
Merkel was reportedly out shopping on Thursday when she had her purse stolen – despite being escorted by her bodyguards.
The 67-year-old visited a police station after the theft and filed a complaint, according to Bild newspaper.
According to dpa news, her purse was stolen while she was shopping at a delicatessen supermarket on Morsestrasse in Charlottenburg at about 11.40 am on Thursday.
The stolen wallet contained an identity card, debit card, driving license and cash.
The former chancellor’s office refused to comment.
Merkel was accompanied in the supermarket by at least one bodyguard from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), dpa reported.
Merkel, who served as German chancellor from November 2005 to December 2021, retired from active politics late last year.The post Angela Merkel’s purse stolen while shopping first appeared on Ariana News.
Source: Ariana News