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Black Cobra gang steals selection of small cakes

TT/The Local · 12 Mar 2010, 17:12

Published: 12 Mar 2010 17:12 GMT+01:00

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"We have conducted raids at a number of addresses and have confiscated cakes," police spokesperson Charley Nilsson told local newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad.

The tasty treats were stolen on Wednesday night from a truck belonging to Godbiten, an Åstorp-based firm specialising in the production of traditional Swedish cakes and buns. While the driver slept in preparation for a trip to Denmark, the sweet-toothed thieves cut open the truck's protective covering and liberated its irresistible cargo.

But the police were soon hot on their heels and were able to observe as four men began unloading Godbiten cake boxes at a store in Helsingborg at lunch time on Thursday, Helsingborgs Dagblad reports.

The store's 29-year-old owner was placed under arrest and police were quickly able to round up four further suspects.

One of the suspects was in the process of feeding his child with Godbiten cakes when the police knocked on his door on Friday morning, a source told the newspaper.

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Three men have so far been detained on suspicion of theft and handling stolen goods. Several of the suspects are known to the police and some are linked to the Black Cobra criminal gang, which began life in Denmark before spilling over the border into Sweden.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:03 March 12, 2010 by sissygirl
Criminals get hungry too. Perhaps the Swedes shouldn't bake such good sweets.
22:32 March 12, 2010 by diegoveggie
the much feared swedish gangsters! hahahah
23:40 March 12, 2010 by sendia
did the suspect manage to feed the child? maybe the cops digged out the evidence from the child's mouth!
06:47 March 13, 2010 by Soft Boiled
Mr Criminal does take exceedingly good cakes
06:50 March 13, 2010 by Stormysmoker
It's a good job that they weren't virtual cakes being downloaded or they'd have had 300 police and a full SWAT team outside.

They'd have scared the poor kid to death!
09:13 March 13, 2010 by darrenj
Living in Sweden for 12 years now and actually finding this website just two days ago and now reading this article on the shoplifting of pastry!!!!!! Words fail me!!

When you read such and artlcle in Swedish it felt so serious and now reading in english one has to laugh!!!!

"almond tarts, punch rolls, apple crowns and brownies "


I just became a member of this website!!!
10:25 March 13, 2010 by Keith #5083

nice one,hehehehe
12:06 March 13, 2010 by sherkovic
How many pastries will I get for joining 'black cobra'? anyone please?
12:34 March 13, 2010 by Celc
I want to get in on the pastry raiding, on either side of the law. Sounds delicious.
13:16 March 13, 2010 by geecee61
I hope they get thier just desserts!!
13:53 March 13, 2010 by cupcakeslovemuffin
Definetly I will love to join Black Cobra Gang, and how much I get my pastry? Well Black Cobra Gang Chief if you read The Local will let me in your next action for Cupcakes and Muffin ^_^
14:07 March 13, 2010 by Swedesmith
Are you sure it wasn't the Apple Dumpling Gang...
15:43 March 13, 2010 by beeker
Must of had the munchies after a couple of tokes fo MaryJane.

How do the cakes go with bootleg Aquavit?

Did the cops test samples of the goods to see if they were the legitimate robbery spoils? With coffee i would guess.
19:18 March 13, 2010 by dobermann
It must be a joke...

I can understand, that someone has stolen those cakes, but it makes me smile that they are connected with some gang or are members of it.

Russian organised crime: Drugs, prostitution, weapons and etc.

Albanian organised crime: Prostitution.

American organised crime: Weapons, prostitution,drugs and etc.

Swedish organised crime: Candie thiefs, sugar smuggling and etc.
23:39 March 13, 2010 by GefleFrequentFlyer
Swedish gangs have fearsome names.
22:31 March 14, 2010 by HAZARDU5
Perhaps the Black Cobra network has links to Lex Luthor? Luthor has been known for stealing cakes, despite being the richest man in Metropolis: http://www.it-is-law.com/dump/Lex%20Luthor%20Cakes%20Motivational.jpg
09:35 March 15, 2010 by bezjaj
this is very serious. Cocie criminals quickly evolves to hardened Sugar cans. Police is doing right, committing all recurses to this hidious crime.
10:57 March 15, 2010 by planethero
lol @ the comments.

The black cobra gang are really pudding the fear into me.

I reckon they are just big bullars, but this can soon lead to extortation.
00:03 March 18, 2010 by soultraveler3
Lmao, Black Cobra gang sounds like something out of a cheesy 80s movie. Oh no! They've stolen all our fika bröd! /faints
14:12 May 25, 2010 by Hitcliff
I'm truly sorry, but at first after reading this I was not shocked or sad, but really amused:))) poor people, couldn't think of nothing else than stealing cookies! still, after I read some articles and found the videos like http://www.videorolls.com/watch/Black-Cobra-SWEDEN-BC-GANG-IN-SWE-MALMO I realized how really serious this is. I wish those daredevils or criminals were stopped as soon as possible.
07:25 May 26, 2010 by Bodo
I'm truly sorry, but at first after reading this I was not shocked or sad, but really amused:))) poor people, couldn't think of nothing else than stealing cookies! still, after I read some articles and found the videos like [url=http://www.videorolls.com/watch/Black-Cobra-SWEDEN-BC-GANG-IN-SWE-MALMO] http://www.videorolls.com/watch/Black-Cobra-SWEDEN-BC-GANG-IN-SWE-MALMO [/url] I realized how really serious this is. I wish those daredevils or criminals were stopped as soon as possible.
22:51 September 2, 2010 by Ikacprzak
While no one was looking, the Black Cobras stole 120 cakes, that's as many as twelve tens, and thats terrible.
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