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Malmö 'femme fatale' robbers charged

The Local/pvs · 25 Mar 2011, 14:44

Published: 25 Mar 2011 14:44 GMT+01:00

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Police originally thought that a pair of young women were behind the attack against 25-year-old Tim Ögren and suspected that there may be more victims, some of whom too embarrassed to come forward.

But according to charges brought by Malmö district prosecutor Bo Albrektsson the gang consists of five men and the 18-year-old woman.

The woman is alleged to have become acquainted with her victim at downtown nightclub Étage in February and accompanied him back to his flat in the Västra Hamnen area of the city.

Once installed in the apartment, the woman is alleged to have treated Ögren to a cocktail of alcohol and medication, reported to be the sedative Alimemazine.

The illicit mix was sufficient to knock the 25-year-old out and when he awoke later the next afternoon he found his apartment to have been cleared of all valuables, including charge cards, furniture and his television.

The thieves are reported to have even made off with the hapless 25-year-old's shoes.

The woman however made a mistake which allowed the police to track the gang - namely, she used her victim's telephone to call her accomplices.

The five defendants were on Friday charged with aggravated robbery. A sixth man, previously released from custody, has been charged with fraud. The man is believed to have taken out money on a debit card stolen from the victim.

The total value of the goods stolen from the man is reported to be 54,000 kronor ($8,500).

The woman, who only turned 18 a couple of months ago, has admitted to her role in the heist and, according to the prosecutor, has identified the other members of the gang.

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In addition to the Västra Hamnen case, the teenager has also been charged with grand aggravated theft in a similar case in February after she was invited back to the apartment of a young man in nearby Lomma.

After the pair had eaten breakfast together, the man fell asleep and the woman is alleged to have proceeded to relieve him of his laptop computer, wallet, bank cards and watch.

The indictment submitted against the gang on Friday lists 13 items. One of them concerns the theft of 17 bikes valued at around 50,000 kronor in Höllviken, south of Malmö and concerns a 20-year-old male defendant.

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Your comments about this article

17:05 March 25, 2011 by helveeta
What are their names? Oops, my bad, they must be foreigners!
17:28 March 25, 2011 by Radical1
Are they foreigners or are you hoping they are?
19:14 March 25, 2011 by helveeta
Considering the trend in the press in Sweden, it's pretty much certain that unnamed persons reported committing crimes are foreigners. BUT, OH how I wish they weren't! I wish that all (or at least most) foreigners in Sweden were upstanding citizens that worked and gave back to the community. Unfortunately, the majority aren't. Do your research!
19:37 March 25, 2011 by Radical1
Helveeta if they had Swedish surnames you would most probably shed a tear and feel a bit sorry for them, well its just the way the system has conditioned you to be. As for foreigners you want them to be hardworking and giving back to the community etc etc there is a old french saying 'if your going to kill the dog you say the dog has rabbies first.' Do your research!
19:53 March 25, 2011 by DJECKY
Hahahaha yes @Radical 1 (give a dog bad name in order to kill it.) but this time ..

Helveeta fails big time.if they were foreigners thier names could hv appeared here.

I read the issue when the crime was commited there werent foreigners,

But who is a foreigner,those children raised in completly swedish style??

or the discipline children raised in less developed world?

In less developed world children are well punished for wrong doing but here try to punish a child the govnt send you to prison.

Thats why my children can never come to Sweden they must grow in Africa inorder to be thought good manners and descipline.
20:44 March 25, 2011 by helveeta
You both missed my point--massively. FEL! I was making a point about censorship in Sweden and how much I dislike it. But of course, you don't speak English (per your spelling and grammar) so you missed the point, of course. Why do you visit this site, I ask? It is intended for English speaking people, you come here to make trouble and argue, perhaps? Go somewhere else....
22:02 March 25, 2011 by sliver
I think certain people ought to grow up. All you talk about is "foreigner this, foreigner that". Ok so we hear you.....foreigners are the reasons for all your troubles. Either you explode and go up in smoke or just keep barking.
22:50 March 25, 2011 by pivo
Wow. Good to know silly accusations against foreigners and by foreigners do not happen only in the United States.

It has nothing to do with being a foreigner and it has nothing to do with being Swedish. It is a matter of right and wrong and you find it everywhere.

A civil conversation is nice in any country.
23:16 March 25, 2011 by jimmy1988
If they were Swedes one thing is sure: Their names would appear right away.

But they are foreigners so their names wouldn´t appear because the Swedish Government...
01:06 March 26, 2011 by jackx123
5 of them is a handful but i'll try to cope haha. the invitation to come and see me is open lol
12:13 March 26, 2011 by Rick Methven
Here we go again...

All the racist idiots on here ( some of them not even in Sweden) trying to stir up conflict by claiming that the perpetrators are not Swedes.

They ARE.

The reason why the name of anybody who is accused or on trial is never disclosed, irrespective of ethnicity, is the principle of innocent until proved guilty.

The exceptions to the rule when names have been released, is when the person 'suspected' of a crime admits guilt and a trial is conducted to decide the sentence.

All you idiots who bay to the moon crying out for names to be published, think on how you would feel if your name was released as a suspect and then you where found not guilty.

Last Christmas a retired school teacher in Bristol U.K. had his whole life ruined when the press lambasted him when he was pulled in for questioning about the murder of his tenant. By the time he was released without charge, it was too late to undo the damage done by his name being dragged through the mud.

In Sweden, the SD are very quick to publish names of perpetrators of any crime if the accused is not Swedish.

Go check on their site to see if they have the names
18:22 March 26, 2011 by zerotolerancenow
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21:22 March 26, 2011 by sgt_doom
Where oh where is Beatrice Ask and Carl Bildt on this matter?

Shouldn't they be shouting from the highest hilltop that it was obviously Julian Assange of Wikileaks, dressed up like a femme fatale, doing yet another "rape"??

And if justice ever comes to Sweden, they will finally investigate Carl Bildt, and his culpability when he was a director at Lundin Petroleum and thousands of Sudanese were massacred for their oil.

Justice in Sweden; the next Norse mythology, perhaps?
08:53 March 27, 2011 by Marc the Texan
Aggravated robbery. That's worth 10 years in the slammer. Deport after full sentences have been served.
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