36-year-old broke into couple’s home – tied them up and stole gold bars: "Scared"
At 5:31am on 22 June last year, the police were called out to Nosaby in Kristianstad.
A couple in their 50s had been the victim of a robbery and called the police to their home with the help of their neighbour. The woman and her husband had woken during the night to two men entering their bedroom.
– I ran up but he told me to "sit, sit", says the woman in the police interview.
The woman was thrown to the floor and the husband was hit in his back and on the neck.
The unknown men ripped off the husband's gold necklace and searched the home for money and valuables.
The thieves took Swedish cash, two mobile phones, foreign cash, jewellery, three gold bars, a watch, a bracelet and a gold chain.
The thieves tied up the couple and asked for the car keys – a black Mercedes, before they left the house.
– I have never been so scared in my entire life, says the woman.
Police: How much money did they take?
- Over 100,000 in cash in Swedish crowns. And 4,000 euros from a wallet in the kitchen that they had emptied, but they left the coins, says the husband in the police interview.
About two hours after the car was stolen, it was found on fire on a bicycle path in Näsby
"When the emergency services found the car, it was engulfed in flames. When the fire was put out, most of the car was burnt and only the front of the car was undamaged," wrote the police in their report.
A 36-year-old man became a suspect in the robbery during the police investigation with DNA tests, phone taps and CCTV images.
On February 28 this year, the 36-year-old was charged with suspected robbery, which he denies. The second person who allegedly participated in the robbery has not been identified.