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Police car hit with parking fine during armed robbery

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09:53 CEST+02:00
A parking attendant in Landskrona in southern Sweden took advantage of an armed bank robbery on Thursday to slap a ticket on a police car parked outside a branch of the Nordea bank in the town centre.

A passing photographer looked on in disbelief as the meticulous metre man took down the vehicle's registration details.

"I asked if he hadn't seen that there had just been a bank robbery," Thomas Friström told the Kvällsposten newspaper.

"He replied: 'I couldn't give a crap?' I could hardly believe my ears."

When Friström pointed out that the police had a right to park wherever necessary in an emergency, the parking attendant expressed indifference and walked away.

But the traffic warden's employer took a different view when informed of the incident.

"After the parking attendant became aware that he had made a mistake, he went back to the police and retracted the fine," council spokeswoman Charlotte Vahtera told Kvällsposten.

Despite the best efforts of the police, the robber escaped on a red moped with an undisclosed sum of money after holding staff at gunpoint.

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