Thursday, March 10, 2011
Robbers Foiled By Own Urine
Swedish bank robbers busted by forgotten urine, their own
Mar 09 2011
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Swedish bank robbers failed to cover their scent and left three bottles of urine behind after hiding inside a bank vault in Copenhagen for three days; one bottle per day. A 27-year-old robber and his accomplice used the bottles to relieve themselves after sneaking into the vault on a Friday and remaining there until the bank opened again the following Monday.
Whilst inside, the robbers looted 140 safety deposit boxes of at least $500,000 in cash and jewelry. But Prosecutor Frederik Larsen said Wednesday they forgot to take their urine with them when they left "so we were able to get their DNA samples from the bottles." There was no testimony of any commingling of the robbers' urine.
This compelling evidence made it possible for prosecutors to obtain a 21-month prison term for the lead 27-year-old Swede on Tuesday, despite his testimony that his accomplice "planted" his urine in the vault. His accomplice is still at large and the loot hasn't been recovered either. Now who's the dummy?