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Robber convicted of crimes worth half a million kronor

Published fredag 2 januari 2015 kl 17.02
Skellefteå court. Photo: SR.
Skellefteå court. Photo: SR.

A man suspected of using multiple identities has been convicted in a Skellefteå court for a range of thefts, including stealing stamps and jewellery.

The 32-year-old, originally from Georgia, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and deportation from Sweden.

He is accused of eight robberies in Sweden, worth a total of SEK 550,000, Swedish Television News reports. He has previously been convicted in Norway and is on an international Interpol database. He has been in police custody since October, as Swedish officials feared he may try to evade justice if released pending the trial. He denies the charges, despite being caught on CCTV footage and DNA evidence linking him to the crimes.

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