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One held for Stockholm jewellery store robbery

The Local · 10 Aug 2012, 17:00

Published: 10 Aug 2012 17:00 GMT+02:00

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“There were maximum five perpetrators and they used some kind of a weapon in the robbery,” said Towe Hägg of the Stockholm police to the TT news agency.

The masked burglars looted the shop in Gamla Stan, a popular tourist area in the centre of the capital, before fleeing the scene.

Later in the afternoon, police arrested one man on the suspicion of robbery after he admitted himself to hospital for with injuries.

“We had been in contact with hospitals in the area and found out that a man had sought medical attention for his cuts,” said Hägg.

Police found a car in Södermalm soon after the incident, which they claim had been abandoned, and later confirmed that the vehicle has been reported as stolen.

The area surrounding the vehicle has been cordoned off and a forensic investigation is underway, with police spokesmen explaining that a connection between the car and robbery is suspected.

In Nacka, eastern Stockholm, a second car was found that police also linked to the robbery.

No one has been arrested as yet in connection with the robbery, and police have launched an investigation.

Another person received injuries in the incident from a broken window according to TT, although the severity of the injuries remains unknown.

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It remains unclear how much loot the thieves managed to take.

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Your comments about this article

16:20 August 10, 2012 by Rishonim
This will continue to happen until the Swedish police learn how to be police and stop being parking wardens.
00:53 August 11, 2012 by BackpackerKev
"One person has been arrested after several armed thieves robbed a jewellery store in central Stockholm on Friday afternoon;"

"No one has been arrested as yet in connection with the robbery, and police have launched an investigation."

So the first guy got arrested for going to hospital with cuts? didn't know that was illegal.
00:55 August 11, 2012 by Twiceshy
What a noob, there are dozens of Hollywood movies that teach you DON'T go to a hospital to treat your the injuries you suffering while perpetrating a crime.
09:03 August 11, 2012 by occassional
Now then dear police. The way to go is the following: Get your selves some really heavy boots and lock this clever Dick in a dark grey room with no windows. Kick him really hard until he is all bruises or until he tells you who his mates are, whichever comes first. Then put him on the first plane to Zaire...I don't know why Zaire. Anywhere south of the equator would do. Keep doing this with every crook and you will be surprised how crime numbers will drop. Plus in a few generations you will have created a new Australia in the dropzone. You can then send your progeny for gap years or work/study periods there. Brilliant when you think of it.
11:53 August 12, 2012 by Molnboman
I actually was outside the shop when it happened. It was all very surreal....I couldn't believe it was actually happening in broad daylight in Galmlastan's busiest street. There appeared to be no one prepared to get involved or even phone the police...I had to ask one of the shopkeepers to call them! The three men I saw, all legged it up the street with sacks of jewellery.......5 minutes earlier there was a plod moving on street vendors in the same street.....didn't see him turn up when all the violence was taken place. The sirens didn't appear till about ten minutes after the event finished.....I was with visitors and minutes earlier I was telling them how safe Stockholm was! I guess that is the downside of living in relatively crime free country....they or we are just not prepared for this sort of stuff happening and I guess we are a soft touch when it comes to this sort of crime.
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