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Disappointed robber kicks over stroller

The Local/rm · 19 Jan 2012, 07:19

Published: 19 Jan 2012 07:19 GMT+01:00

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“I have worked as a police officer for 41 years and have never heard of anything similar. It crosses the line,” said Lars-Håkan Lindholm of the Malmö police to TV3's crime watch programme Efterlyst, which featured the case on Wednesday.

The woman had been taking a walk with her baby when three unknown men in their twenties turned up. The men tried to get her attention by calling after her, but the woman decided to ignore them and continued on her way.

Suddenly, they sprang up beside her and surrounded the stroller, blocking her way. The men asked her for money, but the woman told them that she had nothing in her wallet.

Instead the men took her mobile phone but reportedly turned aggressive when the woman wouldn’t look them in the eye. One of the men kicked the stroller to the side of the path, turning it over on its side.

The woman was frantic that her baby had been hurt by the kick but despite the rough handling, both the woman and the baby were unharmed by the incident.

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“She was completely quiet in the stroller. Even after she was kicked,” the mother said to TV3.

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09:28 January 19, 2012 by Valdemaratterdag
"It crosses the line," said Lars-Håkan Lindholm of the Malmö police"

Three young men surrounding a helpless woman with a baby and demanding money doesn't "cross the line." Three young men becoming aggressive when the woman wouldn't look them in the eye doesn't "cross the line." It's only when they kick the stroller that they "cross the line."

I would say the line was crossed the second they decided to rob this woman. What kind of idiot police do they have in Malmö who say such idiotic things?
10:08 January 19, 2012 by JulieLou40
I was thinking the same thing......
10:28 January 19, 2012 by joeyt
There must be something lost in translation, otherwise we'd see some public outcry in the Swedish media.
10:29 January 19, 2012 by robban70226
?? somebody missing the point hee?? the line was crossed long time when common sence and respect as lost. Time to hunt those fine three boys, ,Animals like those sould be hunted and exerminated fom society!!!!
10:42 January 19, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
There is no honour among thieves.

A baby is fragile, and particularly succeptible to head injury from shaking for example.

Accordingly these three sacks of putrid manure should also be sought for aggravated assault, and not only attempted robbery.
10:52 January 19, 2012 by Boar
That is a silly thing and no one would do it on the planet anywhere.

Those 3 young men should be beaten very badly by the police like they do in UK or other south Europe countries, if they are caught.
10:56 January 19, 2012 by occassional
These thugs understand but one language...that of the baton and the boot. If they are disenchanted and alienated, that is their problem. Work should and will set them free.The coddling must stop and the beatings continue until the situation improves.
11:04 January 19, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
As a small addendum to my previous post (#5), it is worth noting another fact, even if it is an completely obvious one:

if the woman's description of events is accurate, then, as all have been sayiing for months now, it is clear that the criminals have taken over her part of Malmö, or all of it.

Normally thieves try to remain hidden. If they got angry that she did not look them in the face, and their faces were presumably not covered by masks, then this proves that they are utterly unafraid of the prospect of their subsequent identification and arrest, and/or of the completely trivial consequences of a conviction in all forgiving Sweden.
12:27 January 19, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
Malmo is now lost, Lund next, and then??? Sweden still sleep walking to disaster.
12:59 January 19, 2012 by Abe L
Just charge all 3 with attempted manslaughter of an infant, assault and robbery and they will spend the next 30 years in jail.

Society needs to put up proper boundaries for such actions, by locking up these scumbags permanently and forcing their immediate relatives to pay for counseling and damage caused to this woman and her child.
13:02 January 19, 2012 by Horatio Viscount Nelson
The issue about whether the men/vermin were immigrants or not has been ducked.
13:05 January 19, 2012 by Åskar
@Horatio Viscount Nelson

Probably because it's irrelevant.
13:07 January 19, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ Abe L.

Not in Sweden. If they had murdered the woman and child, they would get less than 10 years if they were under the age of 21 for example (not 16, or 18, 21 here in Sweden).

Mandatory minimum sentences for all violent crimes here need to be hiked up to the levels in normal democracies.
13:16 January 19, 2012 by Abe L

Sorry, forgot this was Sweden. You get 5 years for downloading mp3 files but 3 months conditional for murder.
15:30 January 19, 2012 by The Australian Guy
Ive lived here for 8 years, and in that time I have seen the crime and violence in this quaint little town continue to escalate. If this trio of low lives have such a low respect for life, then I can only hope the Police prioritize an effort to find them before they attempt this again. Vermin like these deserve to be removed from society. If this happend in my home town, there would be a public outrage. People would demand justice.
15:46 January 19, 2012 by Svensksmith
Maybe the baby looked like Saddam Hussein.
21:58 January 19, 2012 by GLO
What the H@ll! Go find these jerks and send them back !!!!!
23:20 January 19, 2012 by irridium
@svensksmith - lol nearly spilled my drink reading that...
23:49 January 19, 2012 by colombianska_tjej
Heh, in my country they kill you if you have no money or anything that can be stolen. True story.

Jokes aside, I hate to see that something like this happens in Sweden. I hope those guys get caught, and that justice do something real this time.
10:49 January 20, 2012 by Boar
In regards to Abe L:

Additionally, I believe also to lock them up in the cell and also make their families to pay for prison charges. Why should the state pay for them with taxpayers money while eating healthy food in the cell?
20:28 January 20, 2012 by mcarroll1
If locals lock them up for a long time. If immigrants, simply send them back to their country of origin. Why pay to put them in your prison.
20:42 January 21, 2012 by Philscbx
They'd be so easy to catch.

Copy same scene with buggy & high-end shopping bags with empty product boxes & flashing cash at trams.

In service-vans close by, secrete assault teams all in black, beat them bloody with 5 irons with no words said, quietly walking away with golf bag.
02:00 January 22, 2012 by godnatt
Normal male to female etiquette wherever these animals come from I'm sure.

Glad the police think this crosses the line. Apparently most other crimes are within the boundaries of good taste.
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