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Four arrested over jewellery store robbery

Published: 05 Jan 2013 10:02 GMT+01:00

The man, 26, was shot in the head in a shoot-out with police, receiving life-threatening injuries. He is still in critical condition.

At least two other robbers escaped from the shopping mall in a getaway vehicle.

Four people were caught and arrested at different times and locations on Friday night with the last arrest taking place at 1.26am in Huddinge, a suburb in south Stockholm.

Police searched for more suspected perpetrators overnight.

Late on Friday night police cordoned off an area by the Heron City shopping mall in south Stockholm, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported.

According to one witness, there were more than 20 police cars there, with officers armed with automatic weapons and wearing bulletproof vests and hoods.

One officer confirmed that they were looking for the robbers who had escaped from the scene in Södertälje.

The armed robbery took place around 11.30am on Friday.

Arriving at the scene police engaged in a shoot-out with four masked robbers, injuring one.

Three others escaped in a silver-coloured Audi, which was later found. The robbers likely switched to another car.

A witness told the TT news agency that the incident left bystanders shocked and in tears.

"I was on the escalator, about 10 or 15 meters away and heard people screaming. The crashed through the display and started taking things," the witness said.

"It was so brutal. People were terrified."

The man who was shot in the head is a 26-year-old from Norsborg, south of Stockholm. His family is with him at the hospital.

Due to his condition he has been formally arrested but not detained.

According to media reports, the four detainees are between 19 and 22 years old.

A 22-year-old man is suspected of violent robbery, a 19-year-old man is suspected of preparing a violent robbery and a 21-year-old woman is suspected of assisting a violent robbery. Another 21-year-old man is suspected of protecting a criminal.

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Your comments about this article

15:25 January 5, 2013 by Gardian
Hello My friend (Newsuperpower)

Its Coincidence you are again with same copy and paste from previous article. I wanna you to see my copy paste from that article just to let you know how smart you are.

the total of 19 People who commented on this article Mr (Newsuper) made a new record not just for being the first commentator on it but also making 6 new comments onetime.

Wow .. not just for this article but for every other article in Local.se.

what that is indicating is this guy firstly, is a Russian or member of former Soviet Union. So he is not Swedish.

Secondly, he had something wrong with other foreign immigrants like him and let me guess you are a racist and you want us the (Swedish people) to hate them (all non white immigrants) and be nice with you.

Thirdly : Let me guess you are unemployed since you have a plenty of time to sit and wait to comment with same words (copy and paste).

you think we are the (swedish) are fool, and we do not know how to govern ourself and also you think we are weak people . and you are questioning our governments ability to lead our country.

Excuse me M....Fa.. what you are doing why you are here. if you don't like us back home. or you will be get the same as this robber. do not F..play with ´Swedish police with your A-K47 FROM HOME.
16:03 January 5, 2013 by johan rebel
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
21:46 January 5, 2013 by Joeblack
I hope the perpetrators will be locked for ever.
11:18 January 6, 2013 by RobinHood
@The Local

It is not against the law to name suspects to crimes in Sweden; even suspects with Middle Eastern names. The Local often allows the names of suspects with Western names to be mentioned on these forums; Julian Assange for example.

Please would the editor explain why the naming of criminal suspects with Middle Eastern names is against the Local's terms and conditions, but the naming of suspects with Middle Eastern names is.

No one would want the Local to be accused of censorship or racisim; would they?
16:17 January 7, 2013 by jvtx3232
NAMES??????

They were Arabic names, right? That is why it is politically incorrect to publish them publicly. Right?

Politically correct twits!
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