The home robbery took place on Skolegade in Hammel two years ago, on 24 October 2018 at 13:00 in the afternoon. The house’s then 76-year-old female occupant was in the living room when she heard the door go. She thought it was her husband, and only when she went into the bedroom about 15 minutes later did she see that there was an unknown man.
The woman grabbed the man’s arm and asked what he was doing. The man shook free and grabbed the woman’s arm, then pushed her away and ran out the front door and disappeared. The woman subsequently found out that the man had stolen several jewellery from the bedroom worth a total of 40,000 kroner.
During police investigations at the crime scene, fingerprints were found on one of the jewellery that the offender left in a drawer. It turned out that the fingerprints belonged to two people, a 27-year-old man from Romania and a 30-year-old man from Romania. However, the police found quite quickly that this was one and the same person who had used only two different identities. Against this background, a picture was posted to the public of a 27-year-old Romanian man in the hope that someone knew where he was.
Wanted across Europe – arrested in Romania
As the public search and other search had not yielded any results, East Jutland Police alleged that the man had left the country. On 30 January 2019, therefore, he was placed under constitutional interrogation in absentia so that a European arrest warrant could subsequently be issued.
In March 2019, the man was arrested in Romania, where he had an outstanding relationship with the local police, who would contact East Jutland Police when he was ready to be extradited and prosecuted for the home robbery in Hammel. Now the Romanian man, who has since turned 29, has been picked up in Romania and will be tried in the District Court in Randers on Saturday charged with home robbery.
If the 29-year-old man is convicted of home robbery, he is expected to serve his sentence in his native Romania.
Source: Danish Police
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