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Thieves open fire in Södertälje supermarket

Published: 01 Mar 2010 06:40 GMT+01:00
Updated: 01 Mar 2010 06:40 GMT+01:00

Police are searching for four armed robbers who opened fire with a hand gun and a rifle during a supermarket robbery on Saturday in Södertälje, 30 kilometres south of Stockholm.

The men escaped in a car with false license plates, following the robbery of the Ica Maxi supermarket, during which they fired shots into the store. Police have so far been unable to locate the culprits.

"Nobody was injured, but it was obviously a very unpleasant experience, police spokesperson, Mikael Eriksson, told news agency TT.

In another armed robbery which took place in Gothenborg, in western Sweden, on Sunday morning, staff at a Burger King restaurant were locked in while a thief, wielding a pistol, made away with the takings.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident, according to police.

TT/Tom Sullivan (news@thelocal.se)

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13:48 March 1, 2010 by eZee.se
Almost unheard of in Sweden, w-t-f is going on???
16:28 March 1, 2010 by bravedave
In places such as Södertälje and Certain parts of Malmö this is going to become more and more common. Time to start spreading out immigrants instead of bunging them all in one place and hoping they all get jobs, housing and integrate into swedish culture.

This is what happens otherwise. Towns like Södertälje can not cope with the increasing numbers of asylum seekers and immigrants, this causes unempployment, gang involvement and anti-social behaviour. Here is a link I foundover 2 years ago with an article written on this exact problem.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7307192.stm
17:49 March 1, 2010 by izbz
@eZee.se

Happened to alot of times in Bagamossen and Skarpnäck, usually noone get caught. Incidents robber took off on foot
18:48 March 1, 2010 by eZee.se
@izbz,

Thanks, I would have expected something like this in LA or NY not here, am just surprised.
03:25 April 19, 2010 by JeremyKonstenius
In the USA as a business owner you can legally hire an armed guard. The guard has the right to use deadly force without legal recourse. Allot of banks and money centers do this also money is only transported with bullet proof trucks with armed guards. When I was growing up in America there where some robberies but then stores started using floor safes that employees put money in via a tube or something (the employees can not access the safe). When they did this the robberies stopped. Also most US banks have little to no money in the tiller so there is not much bank robbery. You might be saying how does the economy run with little cash the answer is checks and debit cards are the vast majority of transactions. Also most stores have video cameras placed in areas where it would be hard to cover them. Also camera systems are connected to DVR systems that are locked away. I actually grew up in Detroit at that time it was the murder capital of the world. Not a great story but welcome to the truth. I don't agree with this fully but in the US especially the State of Florida and Texas you can openly carry a deadly weapon such as a hand pistol. Its also legal for US citizens to buy and use fully automatic guns like the M-16 and AK-47. I don't personally believe in guns but in areas where there are gun owners crime is less. Also as a foot note I do not own any guns or weapons because I think it is wrong. A gun should only be used by a trained professional like the police or armed guards.

Jeremy G. Konstenius
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