Bed sheet thief breaks foot in failed get-away

A Malmö thief's attempt at a cinematic exit from the fifth-floor apartment window of his octogenarian victim, by using her bed sheets as a rope, led only to a broken foot and the police finding the suspect in the emergency room.

Bed sheet thief breaks foot in failed get-away

The victim, a woman in her eighties who lives alone, was not injured in the robbery. She did, however, call an ambulance to get someone to attend to her thief encounter.

“The woman called for an ambulance saying she was hurt, and when the ambulance picked her up the suspect was probably still in the apartment,” Malmö police spokesman Hans Nilsson told the TT news agency.

The suspected thief was later intercepted by the police at the hospital in nearby Lund.

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Thieves’ Ben & Jerry’s loot melts mid-heist

Thieves in eastern Sweden have been left red-faced after their loot of Ben & Jerry's ice cream worth 9,000 kronor ($1,380) melted during their failed getaway.

Thieves' Ben & Jerry's loot melts mid-heist

The two thieves struck a truck parked outside a wholesale centre in Gävle on Sweden’s east coast on Tuesday morning, but a security guard noticed the pair mid-heist and gave chase.

The thieves dumped their stolen treats during the getaway, but the guard managed to catch one of them, an 18-year-old man, while his accomplice escaped.

“As I understand it, all the ice cream was still (in the bags). And a lot of it had melted so it had to be thrown away,” Mikael Hedström, spokesman for the Gävle police, told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

“This is one of the most unusual crimes I’ve been involved in.”

The 18-year-old has been detained on the suspicion of theft, while the police are still on the hunt for his accomplice.

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