Norbert Poehlke

Der Hammermörder, The Hammer-Killer

  Active for 2 years
(1984-1985) in Germany

6

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Norbert Poehlke (Norbert Hans Poehlke) a German police officer and serial killer known as Der Hammermörder (The Hammer-Killer). Poehlke was a German police officer who was found, after his suicide in 1985, to have committed several bank robberies and murders.

Norbert Poehlke Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Norbert Poehlke (aka) Der Hammermörder, The Hammer-Killer, was active for 2 years between 1984-1985, known to have ( 6 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Germany

Norbert Poehlke was born on September 15th 1951 in Germany, federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe.

Norbert Poehlke a male citizen of Germany.

In 1984 (Age 32/33) Norbert Poehlke started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 33%
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Norbert Poehlke has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Norbert Poehlke a known:

Norbert Poehlke
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-27 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Norbert Poehlke
Nickname: Der Hammermörder, The Hammer-Killer
Victims: 6 - 6
Years Active: 1984 - 1985
Ages Active: 32/33 - 33/34
Active Countries: Germany
Life Span: 1951 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Germany
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: police officer, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 15, 1951
Given Name: Norbert
Birth Location: Germany, federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: 1985-01-01
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: ballistic trauma
Death Location: Brindisi, Italian comune
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Norbert Poehlke

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Norbert Poehlke. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 15 1951Norbert Poehlke was born in Germany, federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe.  #19510915
Sep 15 1971
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Sep 15 1981
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1984
(Age 32/33)
Norbert Poehlke started his serial killing spree. #1984
1985
(Age 33/34)
Norbert Poehlke ended his serial killing spree. #1985
Sep 15 1991
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 15 2001
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 15 2011
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Sep 15 2021
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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suicide TRUE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218


Books that Mention Norbert Poehlke

Book: Der Hammermörder (mentions serial killer Norbert Poehlke)
Fred Breinersdorfer
Der Hammermörder
Book: Tarnschieber (mentions serial killer Norbert Poehlke)
Harald Axmann
Tarnschieber
Book: Dies irae (Versos, canciones y troc... (mentions serial killer Norbert Poehlke)
César Pérez Gellida
Dies irae (Versos, canciones y trocitos de ca...
Book: 12 Top Thriller: Krimi Spannung für... (mentions serial killer Norbert Poehlke)
Alfred Bekker
12 Top Thriller: Krimi Spannung für den Urlau...
Book: Krimi Sommer Paket 2018: Der Motorr... (mentions serial killer Norbert Poehlke)
Alfred Bekker
Krimi Sommer Paket 2018: Der Motorradmörder u...
Book: Der Liebespaar-Mörder (mentions serial killer Norbert Poehlke)
Stephan Harbort
Der Liebespaar-Mörder

6 Books that mention Serial Killer
Norbert Poehlke

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
3898116808 Der Hammermörder 1
373929065x Tarnschieber 1
8483655594 Dies irae (Versos, cancio... 1
3745204433 12 Top Thriller: Krimi Sp... 1
3745204778 Krimi Sommer Paket 2018:... 1
3838750152 Der Liebespaar-Mörder 1

Norbert Hans Poehlke (born September 15, 1951 in Stuttgart, West Germany – October 22, 1985 in Torre Canne, Brindisi, Italy), the Hammer-Killer (Der Hammermörder), was a German police officer who after he committed suicide in 1985 was found to have committed several bank robberies and related murders. He was tagged as the "Hammer-Killer" for his modus operandi of killing drivers of cars and using a sledgehammer in later bank robberies in which he would use his victims' cars as getaway vehicles.

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External References
  1. Q71829 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  2. Norbert Poehlke on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Norbert Hans POEHLKE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  4. Andreas Hennings, Die Chronik des Kriminalfalls on www.marbacher-zeitung.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  5. Blutige Spur eines Polizisten on www.murrhardter-zeitung.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  6. Spur 3799: Richtige Fährte, falsches Raster - DER SPIEGEL 17/1986 on www.spiegel.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  7. Norbert Poehlke on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Norbert Poehlke is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #11 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Germany
  2. #18 of 39[ Page 2 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #22 of 41[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  4. #306 of 651[ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #466 of 651[ Page 32 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #483 of 651[ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #553 of 651[ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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