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Police hold four suspects after bank heist

Police hold four suspects after bank heist

Published: 11 Jan 2013 07:49 GMT+01:00
Updated: 11 Jan 2013 07:49 GMT+01:00

The car chase across Stockholm's outer northern suburbs saw the suspects and police exchange gunfire on Thursday. A bullet went through the windshield of a police car, but no one was injured.

One of the men was arrested shortly after their car was found in Bro, north-west of the city. He was reportedly waiting in line for his order at a roadside hamburger stand when the police picked him up.

Click here for images from the robbery and police chase

His accomplice, meanwhile, escaped into the woods. Police launched a massive manhunt for the man with sniffer dogs and helicopters, eventually finding him around midday.

The two suspects detained on Thursday are being held on suspicion of robbery, but the police have not yet given details about the two men brought in later on.

One of the men detained on Thursday is well known to police.

The 35-year-old man was most recently convicted in 2008 for preparing to commit aggravated robbery, and was sentenced to three years in prison.

In 2002, he was sentenced to six years in prison for attempted murder, pimping, and aggravated weapons law violations.

In 2004, the 35-year-old broke out of prison in Norrtälje with the help of armed and masked men.

His sentence was extended by two years when he was apprehended four days after the prison break.

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