Three shot in jewellery heist on busy street
18 May 2013, 16:20
Published: 18 May 2013 16:20 GMT+02:00
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On Saturday afternoon, police were searching for three robbers who reportedly fled the scene on a yellow or orange moped.
Those wounded in the incident were taken to a hospital in Helsingborg. They were in a stable condition and did not sustain serious physical injuries, police spokesman Nils Norling told news agency TT.
The police found a moped which they believe belonged to the robbers near the railway tracks in Ängelholm.
Witnesses said the robbers swapped the moped for a dark Audi which they drove at high speed towards the nearby town Höganäs.
"We are carefully following the lead that they fled to Höganäs, but that is just one among many tracks that we are working on," said Norling.
According to the police, the three robbers wore helmets and dark clothes.
There were a lot of people and activity on Storgatan, the street where the jewellery store is located, at the time of the robbery. While police were questioning people on site on Saturday afternoon they also called for witnesses to step forward.
Several empty bullet shells and at least one bullet lay on the ground outside the jewellery store after the robbery, according to a press photographer with the Scanpix agency.
The police did not want to comment on what kind of weapons the robbers used and said they did not know whether the robbers manage to take anything from the store.