On their pants police noticed plastic badges often used by stores to prevent shoplifting.
“When police looked through the car they discovered a sizeable stash of stolen goods,” said Lennart Hornemark from the Skåne and Blekinge police department to the TT news agency.
During a follow up search of one of the three men’s home police found even more pilfered merchandise.
“There were hundreds of mobile phones and a massive amount of clothing. It appears as if they have been very busy breaking into stores and shops,” said Hornemark.