Five Remanded in Custody for Cake-Theft

Five men, some of them from the criminal gang Black Cobra, were remanded in custody on Sunday, suspected of involvement in the theft of 120 boxes of pastry, according to the news agency TT.

Brownies, almond tarts, apple cakes and other small cakes, amounting to a value of 2,400 US dollars, were stolen from a delivery truck in southern Sweden earlier in the week. The truck was supposed to bring its load from the pastry manufacturer Godbiten over to Denmark, but first the driver needed a nap. While he was sleeping in the cab, the thieves simply cut open the truck cover and took the goodies.

The police caught up with them the next day, after a few men had been seen outside a shop in Helsingborg, loading a large number of boxes from Godbiten. The 29-year-old owner of the shop was arrested, and shortly afterwards another four men joined him in the arrest. They have now been remanded in custody for handling stolen goods. All five deny the charges.

Black Cobra is a criminal gang from Denmark, which in 2009 spilled over into Sweden.

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