The last half of the year, police officers in several areas in Stockholm sounded the alarm about the personrån and robbery attempt, in which both the suspected perpetrators and the victims are minors. Last Sunday reported a 13-year-old girl in Vårby, just that she had been beaten and robbed by two peers of the same age girls.
In Alvik was notified in the last week, four robberies and two robbery attempt during one and the same day. In all cases both the affected and the designated gärningspersonerna young, often under 18.
and Karin Svensson are both investigating authority in Vällingbypolisens youth group. They tell us that this partly is a new phenomenon.
" I have worked with ungdomsutredningar in over seven years and I have not heard of this approach before. Not in this extent, " says Karin Svensson.
I have worked with ungdomsutredningar in over seven years and I have not heard of this approach before. Not in this extent.
Then in mid-February, eight robberies and two robbery attempt was reported at the Alviksområdet. All have been committed between the hours of 17 and 21 – often, the events occurred in the middle of rush-hour traffic.
Nina Zamanian describes how the course of events can look like.
" You go up to someone, put his arm around the shoulders and begins to talk. Quite nice from the beginning, then you can get the person around the corner and it starts to become threatening. Maybe there are more people and it is perhaps also the threat of violence.
it doesn't seem to be a particular bunch, but different configurations. The designated gärningspersonerna is described to be between 14 and 17 years old, and it is about both girls and guys.
Something else that has been a distinctive feature of robbery is that several young people have asked for help, but to get a hearing.
– In the cases we read now so people have passed during the ongoing crimes and some of the målsägandena have asked for help, maybe not yelling, but they've asked for help and not received it, " says Karin Svensson.
can be that it is based can be difficult to see a difference in about a gangs fighting for fun, or if it's all about fights or theft.
– Or it may involve a fear of myself being robbed if you lend out his phone. But we would nevertheless urge those who see something suspicious to alert police and shoot and shoot to try and get the picture, " says Nina Zamanian.
Her, and Karin Svensson's view is that this type of crime has become more common.
It has been noticed that it is easy to rob someone without having to beat down or stab the person, to get an Iphone or a jacket for 9.000.
" It has been noticed that it is easy to rob someone without having to beat down or stab the person, to get an Iphone, a jacket for 9.000 or a Hugo Boss cap. It gets great profitability for a small stake, " says Karin Svensson.
wrestle all polisområden in Stockholm with the same problem.
"right now We have a dialogue about this and is working with the mapping to gain an overview," says Karin Svensson.Karin Svensson says that it is not uncommon to gärningspersonerna threatens rånoffren and says that they are not to call the police. Photo: Erik Ardelius
In the investigations concerning robberies in Alvik, the police have a suspect for one of the ten notified the crimes.
" It's a underage person. More we can not say because of the confidentiality of preliminary investigation proceedings, " says Nina Zamanian.
and Karin Svensson, a concern that crimes can be difficult to clear up. Some of those notified is as young as 14 years old, and despite the fact that the police work to the legal process should be safe and understandable can the injured party and the person's parents feel a great deal of uncertainty.
" I perceive that complainants and witnesses are thinking, ”should I sit here and testify against the eight gärningspersoner”? You have also not received any feedback on the site, that people have passed by and not helped one, draws you even more to participate in a lawsuit. Guardians are also very worried and can say ”we don't want to be with, we allow it to be”, says Karin Svensson.
it is also not uncommon to gärningspersonerna threatened rånoffren and said that they are not to call the police. The police have also received indications that some had not dared to register at all.
Karin Svensson says that she understands that children and parents feel discomfort, but wish that they would dare to pursue the legal process.
– the Parents are calling me and want us to stop robberies, but then when it comes to their children to participate in the questioning so wish, or dare, many do not, thus leading to that we can't investigate these crimes, " she says.
team leader on polisområde City ungdomsutredningsgrupp. He says that ungdomsrånen is also present in the cityområdet, and points out that as recently as a few days ago, a ungdomsrån in Lidingö.
" I have no figures, but the feeling in our group is that there has been an increase of ungdomsrån then after the summer of 2018.
to be notified of the crimes is both a victim and suspect gärningspersoner from 13 years and upwards. Mathias Henriksson says that, where appropriate, is difficult to prove the crime because it is not always pronounced concrete threats. Moreover, the offences are difficult to clear up – it appears that young shy to participate in the investigations.
– Sometimes you know probably more than what you want to say to us. Sometimes it can be parents who do not want their children to be more involved, " says Mathias Henriksson.
to ungdomsrånen goes in cycles, but that there are ways to get to grips with the problem.
– My experience is that if you have an external resource who can work targeted at young people and thus have a good personkännedom in the external environment, this benefits both the preventive work and the ability to clear up the crimes committed. To a certain extent, we lack the resource, at least in the City.
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