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Seven arrested for brutal Gothenburg diesel theft

The Local · 23 Jul 2012, 15:38

Published: 23 Jul 2012 15:38 GMT+02:00

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“No weapons have been found as of yet,” said police spokesperson Teresia Lagnefors to news agency TT.

The truck driver had been travelling south on the E6 motorway on Sunday evening at around 9pm when he stopped off at the rest area to use the bathroom, according to local Göteborgsposten (GP) daily.

“He was then approached by a number of men and three women who threatened him with a gun. They hit him over the head and siphoned off diesel from his vehicle into cans,” said Sven Persson of the police told GP.

The shaken truck driver managed to reach his vehicle and drive off. He stopped off at the next major service station and called the police.

“We sent patrols to the location where they discovered a number of people of the right description in possession of cans of diesel,” Persson said.

Seven men aged between 25 and 43-years-old were brought in for questioning on suspicion of aggravated robbery and six have now been officially arrested, while one is in hospital.

According to the police they found several cans containing diesel at the rest area, where there were also several women and children present.

“We have been told that they have been staying in the area, there were several mobile homes there,” said Sara Nyqvist of the local police to the Expressen daily.

According to a photographer on the scene, the situation became heated when the police officers arrived.

“Overall it was a large group of people and those who remained were family and friends of those arrested. It was an unsettled atmosphere with people shouting and gesticulating,” said photographer Björn Andersson to Expressen.

According to the paper, several police patrols were present and a police helicopter circled the area during the arrest.

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The truck driver reportedly got away with minor injuries and didn’t need to seek medical attention after the incident.

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Your comments about this article

19:16 July 23, 2012 by haladeen
Heh, I am sure it was a couple of "swedish" families who didn't had money to buy fuel for the coming holiday.
19:29 July 23, 2012 by johan rebel
Yeah right! For those unable to read between the lines, the perps are gypsies. As far as I know, three women were also arrested.
20:08 July 23, 2012 by Dazzler
Are these of the Romi type or the UK Pikey assortment?
20:52 July 23, 2012 by Mina08
"or the UK Pikey assortment?" sorry but pikeys are Irish NOT english
21:30 July 23, 2012 by TG22
Why do I have a feeling that there is more to this news than the politically correct self censored media wants us to know?
00:23 July 24, 2012 by jack sprat
Now,now you should all be aware by now that the term pikey is not. PC.

The correct term is Caravan Utilizing Nomadic Travellers.

....or C##ts for short.
02:48 July 24, 2012 by milhouse329
hahaha Caravan Utilizing....hilarious!!! I hate these gypo types!! All overe the good end of Europe committing crime and getting people to feel sorry for them!!
10:20 July 24, 2012 by Dazzler
#4 Hmm I always thought Northern Ireland was part of the UK as well, correct me if I'm wrong here. None the less, I think your splitting hairs!

...and as usual, Jack Sprat makes me laugh....C.U.N.T.s indeed! haha
10:25 July 24, 2012 by gudvalsignedig
Thanks to the Police. This crime has been spread in many cities.
03:27 July 25, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Yep. Gypsies no doubt about it.
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