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Bum deal for courthouse toilet seat thieves

Bum deal for courthouse toilet seat thieves

Published: 13 Jul 2012 09:46 GMT+02:00
Updated: 13 Jul 2012 09:46 GMT+02:00

The brazen robbery attempt was carried out on Thursday at the district court in Kristianstad in Sweden's far south, the local Kristianstadbladet newspaper reports.

The would-be thieves pilfered several items from the courthouse break room before then targeting the toilet.

"It's been said they had been at a hearing. They clearly thought what was said was crap," said Mikael Persson of the Kristianstad police to the newspaper.

The two toilet-seat-takers, both of whom have had previous run-ins with the law, were also caught on a surveillance camera attempting to break into a storage locker, according to Kristianstadbladet.

But thanks to the actions of some quick-thinking officers, the two thieves, a 24-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man, were promptly arrested outside the courthouse before they could make their getaway.

They are now being held under suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery.

When searched by the arresting officers, the man and the woman were found to be carrying the toilet seat, tea, coffee, and sugar.

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19:40 July 13, 2012 by Hisingen
This journalist is talking bout two different things, robbery and theft. In this case the true crime is as used here and there in the article - namely theft. Robbery is from the person, and since no-one was sitting on the 'seat' it ain't robbery, it is theft.

Perhaps they wanted the seat as a 'mother-in-law's photo frame'. :-))
18:45 July 15, 2012 by NickJT
The police reported that 'they had nothing to go on'.
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