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Three shot in jewellery heist on busy street

Three people were wounded during an armed robbery on a jewellery store on a busy street in Ängelholm, southern Sweden on Saturday.

Three shot in jewellery heist on busy street

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.

TT/The Local/nr

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ROBBERY

Teen girls tied to crime with pre-robbery selfie

Two teenage girls suspected of robbing a restaurant have been tied to the crime after police seized images from their phones showing the pair posing before a mirror wearing balaclavas and holding a knife.

Teen girls tied to crime with pre-robbery selfie

The two girls, who are cousins, are suspected of robbing a hamburger store in Halmstad, southern Sweden, in late March. During the robbery, the thieves had a large kitchen knife that they used to threaten the staff at the restaurant.

“Give me the money otherwise I’ll stab you,” they said, according to the restaurant chef account of the robbery, wrote the Aftonbladet newspaper.

“Calm down, I’ll open the till,” he responded.

The pair managed to get away with 2,420 kronor ($370), but were traced by police sniffer dogs back to their grandparents’ apartment, outside which a bag was found with the knife and balaclavas. The girls were arrested on the scene.

During the arrest, officers confiscated a phone on which they found pictures of the duo before the robbery wearing the balaclavas and holding the knife.

While the younger of the two girls is too young to be charged, her 17-year-old accomplice will stand trial on August 2nd. The seized pictures will be used as evidence against the teen, as will DNA traces taken from her balaclava.

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