By Ellie-Louise Style
Anis Amir is believed to have travelled through the Netherlands and France, before getting shot down in Italy.
12 people died and 48 were injured in the massacre at Berlin’s Christmas Market on the 19th of December, which Amir is thought to be behind.
Investigators are now trying to figure out if Amir had a support network in planning and carrying out the attack in Berlin.
They are also trying to piece together the exact route Amir took, but it is believed that he that he travelled first through Germany’s neighbouring country the Netherlands and then through France, he then even made a stop in the eastern city of Lyon.
Jirko Patist, a spokesman for the Dutch national prosecutor’s office, said it was “highly likely” that Amir had been in Nijmegen, in the eastern Netherlands, during his journey from Berlin to Milan.
Camera images recovered in Nijmagen “found someone we think, rather of whom we say it is highly likely,” is the same person appearing in photos from Lyon in France, Mr Patist told Netherlands public broadcaster NOS.
Once the Italian police had shot and killed Amir in Milan they found a variety of belongings in his truck including: a SIM card, but no phone on him with a pocketknife, a few hundred euro in cash and a .22 pistol that he used to shoot back at police officers in Milan.
An Italian investigator then said the weapon appeared to be the same one used in Germany to kill the Polish driver of the truck that was commandeered for the Christmas market attack, but that final ballistic tests are still being carried out.
The body of the Polish driver, Lukasz Urban, was returned to Poland on Tuesday, said Aldoma Lema, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in the Polish city of Szczecin.