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Four men wanted over failed cash depot heist

TT/The Local · 26 Jun 2010, 10:55

Published: 26 Jun 2010 10:13 GMT+02:00
Updated: 26 Jun 2010 10:55 GMT+02:00

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Three masked men entered security firm G4S’ depot from the roof but left the scene empty handed. A fourth man waited outside in a car. Johan Petersson, head of security at G4S, said the aborted heist was captured by security cameras.

The men entered the office section of the building but were unable to enter the vault where the cash is stored.

First they attempted to break in through the door. They then attempted to cut their way in. Eventually they used explosives in a final bid to grab the cash.

“They had quite a lot of time since the police were late arriving,” said Johan Pettersson.

Shortly after the failed raid a car was spotted speeding northwards along Smedjegatan in the town.

“The car hasn’t been found yet. We think the perpetrators were using it but we don’t currently have any concrete traces,” Birgitta Fast at Kronoberg police told news agency TT on Saturday morning.

Police set up road blocks and observation points in an attempt to apprehend the thieves, but the active search was called off during the night as police focused instead on internal intelligence gathering.

Birgitta Fast said the police were also seeking to make contact with any eventual witnesses.

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Police in Växjö received an anonymous bomb threat at around the time of the raid. A number of objects placed outside the gates of the police station were found on Saturday morning not to have been bombs.

"They were shot at by technicians and removed. They weren't bombs," said police spokesman Robert Loefell.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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11:03 June 26, 2010 by Nachos
Since there is video how about sharing an image? name? nationality? physical description? Anything?
11:29 June 26, 2010 by Open Minded
I think these guys who plan these sort of things comes from outside Sweden and then hit and run, I suspect them to be Serbian, Slovakian, Romanian Polish.
12:00 June 26, 2010 by saar
Same PC BS as always. "Four men" No wonder police can't catch anyone.
12:04 June 26, 2010 by bolababu
This is obviously tooo daring for outsiders, take responsibility and stop pointing fingers, many swedish gangs are more than capable of such as we know. Nationality My feet! If you can read you'll see that the article refers to them as masked men.
15:23 June 26, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
Why is it that clowns expect the police to know the nationality of all these unknown suspects who were wearing masks?

Who cares about the nationality of the criminals when a criminal is a criminal regardless of nationality? Oh, clowns.
20:18 June 26, 2010 by Nachos
Sure. But one group of people from a certain part of the world is FAR more overrepresented in crime statistics than all of the others. That's where the "Who cares about nationality" argument dies.
01:33 June 27, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
The "who cares about nationality" argument doesn't die; rather it is given life-giving oxygen by bigots who obsess about nationality/ethnicity/religion/what not even as criminals only represent criminals and no one else.

Even as it's pitiful, it's also quite routine that extremists attempt to blame a large group of innocent people for crimes committed by individual criminals. That is where the effort to argue about "one group of people from a certain part of the world" being overrepresented in crime statistics falls on its face since criminals do not represent innocent people.

Bigots love to have criminals over-represent innocent people since that fabricated over-representation is the means for Goebbels-like propaganda.
01:53 June 27, 2010 by Nachos
Fabricated? Not at all. Those statistics come from BRÅ. Rather than accept blame and say, "Well, we need to really work in raising children a little better" or, "We really need to reduce the level of violence in our culture," You just come out and say these things are fabricated. Blaming others is immature and an indication of a retarded culture. It's time "certain nationalities" here in Sweden do some self-analyzing and self-criticism before we here any more talk about "bigots" or "racists." Solve your own problems and you'll see how easily other problems disappear.
12:24 June 27, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
Is a remedial reading lesson in order? The word "fabricated" used in my earlier post was not a reference to collection of statistics but to the concept of "over-representation" favored by racists and other bigots. Is that too difficult to understand? It shouldn't be.

The problems that exist are that of criminals behaving like criminals and nationality won't change a thing in that regard.

Criminals only represent criminals, and they certainly do not represent (or "over-represent) innocent people except in the heads of racists and other bigots who like to smear whole groups of innocent people for the crimes of a section of criminals.

Racists and other bigots, like birds of a feather that flock together, thrive on criminals behaving like criminals. Such extremists then talk as if the presence of innocent people being opposed to criminality is necessarily going to eradicate criminality when it doesn't even eradicate the kind of extremism represented by racists and other bigots who posture as if they care about eliminating all sociopath behavior but are sociopaths too.

Criminals are sociopaths who don't care to follow cultural norms. And no amount of "self-analyzing and self-criticism" by innocent people is going to eradicate criminality. "Self-analyzing and self-criticism" by sociopaths (e.g., criminals, racists and other bigots) may be of some use, but the demand for "self-analyzing and self-criticism" by innocent people is nothing but a canard in a world where criminals don't care to follow cultural norms, regardless of their nationality.
00:43 June 28, 2010 by saar
Idiots see racism everwhere
03:17 June 28, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
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