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Busy Christmas weekend for the Swedish police

Busy Christmas weekend for the Swedish police

Published: 25 Dec 2011 13:59 GMT+01:00
Updated: 25 Dec 2011 13:59 GMT+01:00

With so many people traditionally away from their homes, Christmas is often a busy time for burglars and this year proved to be no exception.

28 break-ins were reported in the county of Skåne, in the south of Sweden, alone, while there was also a spate of burglaries in Kalmar, Oskarshamn and Partille.

The worst hit area was the western part of the county, with six burglaries in Helsingborg, five in Malmö and four in Ängelholm.

"Most of the burglaries were discovered in the evening when people came home after Christmas celebrations with relatives and friends," said Skåne police on their website.

Meanwhile further north in Växjö, Kronoberg County, thieves broke into a safety deposit at the county council building and found keys to several vehicles, including minivans and cars, which they proceeded to steal.

The building itself was vandalised and several computers were also reportedly stolen during the robbery.

There were also a pair of murder cases for police to deal with. In the capital, a 23-year-old man died from stab wounds, following an attack in the stairwell of a block of apartments in Fittja just outside Stockholm.

Three people, two women and one man, have been arrested by local police as their enquiries continue, while a similar investigation was launched in Kristinehamn when a man in his 30s was found dead outdoors in the early hours of Christmas Day.

TT/The Local/gm (news@thelocal.se)

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16:18 December 25, 2011 by seborga82
wonder who are these people who don't have the tradition of celebrating Christmas home and running aroud with their Jihad activities.
17:44 December 25, 2011 by waffen
Perhaps a police log of 24-25 December 1960 would go a long way in answering your question seborga82.
01:02 December 26, 2011 by Chickybee
Skane has the most burglaries - what a surprise ... well at least no churches were bombed (Thank God!).
03:57 December 26, 2011 by swenrika
Although any sort of crime is a bad thing, this is actually so little compared to other parts in the world.

A friend made me aware of a report of a place called Hout Bay in Cape Town, South Africa, have a look at what they had to deal with in a short time... WOW, they seem to have serious problems down there. Hout Bay looks tiny on Google earth.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/20111224165842.png/

(you need to zoom in to be able to read it)

Merry X-Mas all, and a happy new year.
16:05 December 26, 2011 by chemo007
@seborga82.....can u plz explain "running aroud with their Jihad activities." wt u actually want to say?
19:43 December 26, 2011 by siruisa
Hi I'm here in Cape Town, Hout Bay is a very beautiful place near Cape Town, wonderful beach, seal island, mountain... attracting tourists from all over the world every year... the crime mainly caused by the people from the " informal settlement" area in Hout Bay. swenrika is 100% right, we have heard and experienced crime nearly on daily bases, so this sort of news are not worth to make handline in South Africa...
20:03 December 26, 2011 by goatgirl
I agree with swenrika and sirurisa, the crime activity is shockingly low considering its for the whole country. The rest of the world would be envious. I live in the States and I know I am.
00:58 December 27, 2011 by biddi
Aaahhhh, the land of milk and honey, not.

Wonder why Malmo is so bad??
07:39 December 28, 2011 by iSwedie
I moved here from Las Vegas, Nevada. Now THERE'S place with frightening crime statistics!

Sweden may have it's issues, as does every country, but life here is leaps and bounds above other places.
21:15 January 3, 2012 by Chickybee
@iSwedie

Malmo is not the city it was - let's hope common sense prevails and tougher action to taken to stop the racial hatred and violence that's sadly reported in evergrowing episodes.
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