Sunday 17 December 2017

Robber busted by forgotten urine

A bank robber was caught after he left bottles of urine in a Copenhagen vault
A bank robber was caught after he left bottles of urine in a Copenhagen vault

A Swedish bank robber forgot to cover his tracks and left three bottles of urine behind after hiding inside a bank vault in Copenhagen for three days.

The 27-year-old man and his accomplice used the bottles to relieve themselves after sneaking into the vault on a Friday in May and remaining there until the bank opened again the following Monday.

While inside, the robbers emptied 140 safety deposit boxes of the equivalent of around £310,000 in cash and jewellery. But prosecutor Frederik Larsen said they forgot to take the urine when they left "so we were able to get their DNA samples from the bottles".

The evidence helped prosecutors win a 21-month prison sentence for the Swede. His accomplice is still at large and the loot has not been recovered.

Press Association

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