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Malmö seductress snagged after using victim's mobile

TT/The Local/kh · 27 Feb 2011, 09:21

Published: 27 Feb 2011 09:21 GMT+01:00

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On Saturday, Malmö police arrested five suspects, including the 18-year-old woman and four men aged 19-23 years, on suspicion of aggravated robbery.

It was discovered that the woman, working together with five or six accomplices, made one big mistake before purging the victim’s home of all valuables.

She used his phone.

According to reports the “female bait” called her comrades from the 25-year-old victim’s mobile after he blacked out, giving Malmö police a solid trail to follow.

Two of the suspects have since admitted to the robbery.

The sixth suspect in the group, a 25-year-old, was detained until late Friday and has now been arrested.

“The police are doing their best to interrogate him,” said prosecutor Bo Albrektsson in connection with a remand hearing.

The woman, who turned 18-years-old as recent as this month, flirted with the victim at a nightclub and later accompanied him to his flat in Malmö’s trendy Västra Hamnen.

Once there she offered the man a packed cocktail composed of the sedative drug Theralen mixed with liquor in a bottle from her purse.

After waking ten hours later, the man discovered everything of value in the house was gone including the car that had been parked in a garage.

During Saturday's arrest negotiations the young woman, curled up in a too large hooded sweatshirt, admitted to the robbery and went voluntarily with the police.

According to the prosecutor, she pointed out the rest of the gang during the hearing.

"She understands that this is a difficult crime,” said her lawyer Anders Elison.

The youngest among the men, a 19-year-old, also admitted to the crime itself, but opposed his arrest.

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The other three men, two 20-year-olds and a 23-year-old, denied their involvement and wanted to be set free.

As of now the group members are only formally suspected for the robbery of the 25-year-old on January 23.

However, the police investigation includes two similar events that occurred in Malmö during the same week. In both cases, it was victims who were robbed after being drugged.

TT/The Local/kh (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:46 February 27, 2011 by Pont-y-garreg
"The pursuit for a south Sweden woman accused of drugging a man and clearing his apartment of all valuables, including his car, ended due to a call she made from his mobile."

Did he really keep his car in his apartment? That's a big spare room.
11:01 February 27, 2011 by Nemesis
Just shows the level of stupidity amongst those people.
11:51 February 27, 2011 by Micardo
THE LOCAL Sweden´s news in English ???
12:24 February 27, 2011 by UScitizen
I don't understand......

"During Saturday's arrest negotiations"..... can a criminal negotiate whether or not he will be arrested?

And "The youngest among the men, a 19-year-old, also admitted to the crime itself, but opposed his arrest. "

Well, of course he would, but does that mean he wasn't arrested? Someone please explain Swedish law to me.
23:22 February 27, 2011 by volvoman9
There was a line in the movie "Rancho Deluxe" it went... " The entire birthright of the west is being sold for the price of a pickup truck." I fear the entire birthright of our youth will hinge on the mobile phone.
00:58 February 28, 2011 by mikewhite
"...as recent as this month..." - no, it's "as recently"
06:48 February 28, 2011 by UScitizen
So the victim was dumb enough to take a drink from a bottle this woman pulled out of her handbag, and she was dumb enough to use his cellphone to call her accomplices. I guess she wanted to save her minutes.

The real question is, which move was the more stupid one?
20:50 February 28, 2011 by volvoman9
Well US Citizen Perhaps you are not familiar with the phrase 'Thinking with one's little head' however this affliction seems to be pervasive, mostly in the male of the species, and I must confess that on more than one occasion, when intoxicated, the 'little fella' has led me to someplace that I would never have gone when lucid and caused me shame.

Even more surprising is that the victim has not been accused of soliciting a minor for sexual gratification. Perhaps if he was Julian Assange this would gain more momentum.

Lastly @mikewhite. English must be your native tongue. Otherwise why would you be impelled to correct an insignificant mistake in grammar by someone who's native tongue is probably Swedish. How clever you must be. I'm old enough to find that simply reading a news article translated from another language with such ease and availability to be magical in it's self. But that's just me....
21:38 February 28, 2011 by mojofat

The Local's masthead says "Sweden's news in english", not "Sweden's news translated from swedish to english". Therefore, it's assumed that the articles are written in english by people who know what they're doing. I have to side with @mikewhite on this one, but it's all context. A "news" organization (I use the term loosely), should have some quality control. Some standards for writing and editing. Naturally, I don' think any of us would have these same expectations for an email from a colleague, a comment in this message board, a blog, or what-have-you. But, with all the ads I have to wade through perhaps they could check their work before hitting the publish button. It doesn't seem unreasonable to expect a news site to string together intelligible sentences with a minimum of spelling errors.
03:04 March 1, 2011 by volvoman9
@mojofat, Yes you are right, although the subtlety may evade most; however have you ever read the mobile text of a teenager? I too lament the passing of proper grammar but this is the world in which we live. I think you miss my point anyway... It is; please post something less acerbic and of more value than mere criticism; and if you must criticize then offer something else of interest. Humor, insight, commentary, a point of view?
08:02 March 1, 2011 by Rick Methven

If you look at the bottom of any piece in the local you will see the source in this case it is

TT/The Local/kh

This like so many came from TT and was translated to English from the original in SWEDISH.

What The Local is doing is taking Swedish news items which, surprise surprise, tend to be written in Swedish, and translating them into English for those who can not read or understand Swedish.

If you find the translation bad and TL so useless, you are not forced to read it. Go find a better source

If your Swedish is up to the mark, why not sell your self to TL.
21:01 March 1, 2011 by buschmann
@ Rick Methven, I have no problem reading any swedish paper or listening to a swedish news broadcast. I have been posting some comments on this site to sort of pick the brains of some native swedes or people living in sweden. I wonder why there is a Swedish news in english. Are there that many english speaking people in sweden who are too lazy to learn swedish? Don't they know of 8sidor (dagens lättlästa nyheter) or sveriges radio klartext?
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