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Swedish girl gang targets elderly single men

TT/Rebecca Martin · 13 May 2011, 10:09

Published: 13 May 2011 10:09 GMT+02:00

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The women gain entry to the men’s apartments by feigning a need to use the phone or desperate for the men to give them a lift home.

“Single and elderly men are probably a group that it is easy to approach. Many are probably a bit lonely,” Börje Strömberg at Västerås police told the local Vestmanlands Läns Tidning (VLT) daily.

All of the women are reported to be in their early or mid-twenties. As they leave the victims’ flats valuables are found to be missing.

According to Strömberg, the older generation are more trusting than younger people.

“We have seen that older people are more likely to let strangers into their flats. Of course one should be helpful to people but one has to be careful,“ Strömberg told VLT.

In March a 78-year-old man let two women into his flat under the pretext that they needed to borrow his phone. When they left, the man found that he was missing 12,000 kronor ($1,913).

According to Strömberg, these kinds of thefts are not that common in Sweden.

“But there could be a large number of unreported cases. Crimes like these come and go. Some groups travel around robbing people like this and when they are found out they just move on somewhere else,” said Strömberg.

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Some of the descriptions of the perpetrators lead police to believe that it is a gang of young women that prey on the men, according to Sveriges Radio (SR).

But with no leads as to who these women are the police have issued a warning to the public to be careful who they let in.

“Having a security chain on your door can sometimes be as important as having a fire alarm,” Strömberg told VLT.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:03 May 13, 2011 by krow
So the Girls are now in control. Let the police also advised what to do when anyone is caught. Because It is easy for the girls to report that they have been raped by the single men.
11:26 May 13, 2011 by me_i_sverige
I am ready to be robbed. Please come to me and rob me :-D
12:03 May 13, 2011 by muscle
tell the police to hire these girls and get the training from them!
15:24 May 13, 2011 by Swedesmith
Are the young girls sexually molesting the old men? Where in Västerås exactly???
15:32 May 13, 2011 by Michael Whitfield
What is going on in Sweden with young ladies becoming criminals? Must be adverse influence from American television programs. Doesn't Sweden have the equivalent of Joe Arpaio in it's law enforcement? Can you imagine chain gangs in Sweden? But, that would never happen.
16:31 May 13, 2011 by Tanskalainen
Who says blondes are dumb?
17:08 May 13, 2011 by jomamas
Charge them with hate crimes towards men, obviously this is sex based hate.
18:02 May 13, 2011 by jostein
Typically these are "swedes" originating from estern europe that target the old and weak.
18:55 May 13, 2011 by RitaPita

... and you're basing yourself on what exactly..??
20:33 May 13, 2011 by George P. Fernandez
I am in that bracket age and living alone in an apartment in South Beach (Miami Beach), Florida. I wonder if there is also a Swedish girl gang hanging around this area since they are always moving on somewhere else. I'm going to be very careful from now on.
20:55 May 13, 2011 by jostein

And im not talking about regular poles, russians and the like. They would not explicitly target the old and the helpless. Live in your dreamworld if you wish. I cannot help you.
20:59 May 13, 2011 by Grandson of Swedish Emigrants
I am reminded of one of my favorite Local stories....I wonder if the police could get Rolf Klasson to move to where the girl gangs are located?


Gray-haired and requiring the use of a rollator to get around, Rolf Klasson certainly didn't give the impression that he would put up a fight when two young men approached him on Tuesday in central Lidköping.

Klasson was about to take out money from a cash machine when one of the hoodlums demanded the elderly gentlemen give up his wallet, while the other brandished a knife, the local Nya-Lidköpings Tidning (NLT) reported.

What Klasson's attackers didn't know was that their seemingly helpless victim was a retired professional boxer who had once been a sparring partner for Bo 'Bosse' Högberg, who held the European light-middleweight boxing title in 1966.

"I said to them, 'this isn't going to go well'," he told the Expressen newspaper.

But the two young men simply scoffed at the old man's warning, something they would soon regret.

Before the pair of cocky thugs knew what had happened, Klasson knocked the knife-wielding thief to the ground with a right hook.

"Then I laid out the other with a left jab," he told Expressen.
21:33 May 13, 2011 by cookiemaster
Thats(and for) after that 80 years old man committed against that lady..revenge..well..all I can say make sense to one another.
23:46 May 13, 2011 by Swedesmith
If a gang of Muslim women want to attack me, bring 'em on! 72 at a time. Hope they're virgins...
02:02 May 14, 2011 by marcelj
Wait until the mexicans show up you will then have something to complain about. Actually mexicans and muslims are hard to differentiate. good luck!
15:25 May 14, 2011 by jostein
23:46 May 13, 2011 by Swedesmith

These people are not muslims.
18:00 May 14, 2011 by Rick Methven
@Swedsmith "Hope they're virgins..."

When was the last time you had a REAL virgin?
23:02 May 14, 2011 by abraham lezama
I live in México and i never could think this kind of things happen in Sweden, magazines, media, they introduce us Scandinavia like the paradise, the better level of life, almost with unicorns around.
11:23 May 15, 2011 by jostein
23:02 May 14, 2011 by abraham lezama

The key was the media. In a small country the media is not so large and radicals started to infiltrate the swedish media and lobbyorganisations and the like in the 1960ies. Since the media is not accountable to anyone they keep hammering away until they have destabalized the entire country. They found a lethal weapon to use against the nationstate in massimmigration and with this in hand they have done irreperable damage.

I used to think that the south american dictatorships affinity for murdering leftwing journalists as soon as they made their coup was a proof of their evil. These days im putting it down to selfdefence.
14:23 May 15, 2011 by soultraveler3

What makes you think the girls doing this aren't blone-haired, blue-eyed swedes?

Just wondering.
16:43 May 15, 2011 by abraham lezama

Ok, #1 USA is making us Mexicans to think that we live in NorthAmerica (maybe because when they invaded us our country now has the name in english "United States of México" that is the official name of my country)

I can see México in the world map and for me, we are right in the middle, anyway Europe call us Central America.

For South America we are a good country, with Brasil and Chile (there are some small paradises they have something with banks, but they are always in silence)

I travel a lot to Europe, Russia and now Scandinavia, and watching all the fruits, vegetables free we have on the street, i dont know why people migrate to places where they will be trated with bad manners.

BUT right now, i dont know what happen in México and all south America with big gangs fighting on the street with bazookas, suposed cartels, drugs etc. I repeat, i live in the border with usa, just 5 minutes away, and there are militars all around with big weapons, there are convoys of new trucks, Lincolns, Scalades new models (the bad guys), you can not turn to see them, because they shoot you.

Rigth now, when all these problems arrived to hour house, i can understand why people migrate, journalist? many of them killed in México in the midlle of these battles, pregnant women, childrens, what else? it seems like they want to show who of them is worse than other.

May 7 2011, 40 Toyota trucks stoled in in a Cars Agency in Reynosa (the name of the city where i live) in day hours, with federal police 10 blocks away, and GPS system in each one ot them, nobody did something to avoid this, pollice arrived after bad guys went.
17:34 May 15, 2011 by Ansgard
Describing the "girls" as "Swedish" is lying.
18:56 May 15, 2011 by jostein
16:43 May 15, 2011 by abraham lezama

The problem for mexico is that there are all these illegal drugs that need to be transported north and there are all these illegal money that need to be transported south. Mexico is trapped in the middle and huge stress is put on mexican society as a result. It would be a challenge for any state.
21:43 May 15, 2011 by ShepHerder74
Tell them you'll call the police and have them come and assist them. See what the reaction is.
23:51 May 15, 2011 by mkvgtired
Grandson of Swedish Emigrants, Great story
00:57 May 16, 2011 by SaraMx
I don't think any old man would complain for being the target of a group of daring females in their 20's ---no matter if these are swedish, polish or japanese.
02:04 May 16, 2011 by philster61
Am surprised they didn't rape each other. Swedish women seem to get off only on themselves now.....

Besides, Sweden is now a man hating feminist state which has virtually reduced all men's rights to a microbe....
08:17 May 16, 2011 by jostein

You think any man enjoy growing old and helpless? You think anyone enjoys getting robbed? You obviously understand nothing of people.

And for those that asked, these be eastern european gypsies. Or at least they have been everytime someone got caught with this modus operandi.
08:39 May 16, 2011 by Infart
As someone who grew up amongst many Mexicans in Los Angeles I can testify that they are a whole HELL of a lot better as immigrants than what we currently have here in Sweden as the dominant, non-western immigrant group. Sure, the Mexican/C. American community in the US has it's issues with crime. But they aren't overrepresented in that statistic and the US sure as sh*t doesn't see car burnings, attacks on ambulance/police/fire units. That's a weekly occurrence in the new Sweden.
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