the Kids jumped on the bus 142, as usual, on Friday afternoon outside the Solbergaskolan to take home. On the bus there were a dozen children of middle school age, and a few adults.
in Addition, there was a bunch consisting of a few teenagers around in the middle of the bus, tells tioåringarna Lana Engström Madani and Celia Fumero Henriksson.
" They behaved completely as normal. It came to nothing, " says Celia Fumero Henriksson.
had just fled from Telefonplan where they are suspected of having first robbed a youth, and then jumped on the bus that went to Älvsjö station. The police have listed the incident as ”armed robbery” at 14.11 on Friday 7 december, which DN reported.
– There are several people who are suspected of this. A youth was robbed and it was armed. They used a pistolliknande the subject, said Mats Eriksson, presstalesperson at the Police, at the time.Ten-year Lana Engström and Celia Fumero Henriksson aboard the bus, here they are back at Älvsjö station, together with their parents Cissi Engström and Ernesto Fumero. Photo: Nicklas Thegerström
the Kids on the bus noticed nothing strange with the gang, more than that they possibly were a little loud.
out Älvsjö station was stopped suddenly by several police officers with drawn weapons.
"We were jätterädda for the targeted pistolerna against the bus," says Lana Engström Madani.
Shortly thereafter jumped a civilian police officer with a gun in his hand on board. The children knew not that it was a police officer.
He shouted that everyone should lay down on the floor. But there was nowhere to fold, " says Lana Engström Madani.
on an audio recording, which was recorded by mistake, from the situation inside the bus. On it, you will hear how several of the children screaming ”I don't want to” and ”no” and crying in panic. It is obvious that they experienced the incident as very intimidating.
the Situation was resolved without any violence was used. Police arrested a total of six teenagers, all of whom were minors and some do not even straffmyndiga. The passengers on the bus released immediately. Several of the children ran out of the bus and wept uncontrollably.
, the father of Celia Fumero Henriksson, and Cissi Engström, mother to Lana Engström Madani, certifying that the children were skärrade then, when they came home.
They wept and cried the whole evening, " says Ernesto Fumero.
at the same time that they appreciate that the police are doing their job and manages to catch the people who commit armed robbery, they are both critical to how the police resolved the situation and they dropped the kids from the bus without checking that they were okay afterwards.
" It felt like a pretty big operation from the police. The children were extremely scared afterwards. There are actually other ways that you can take care of things like this, " says Cissi Engström.
also believe that the situation seems to have worsened by polisernas action. The suspect tonårsgänget on the bus showed no signs of being violent and the arrest went smoothly. The parents therefore questions the police's powerful actions even increased the risks in the situation."We were jätterädda for the targeted pistolerna against the bus," says Lana Engström Madani. Photo: Nicklas Thegerström
Police operational co-ordinator Andreas Lindberg in Walpole tells us that the event can be viewed in the context of the many robberies that have been committed recently.
" We have had an increase of personrån at Telefonplan, Liljeholmen and Axelsberg, among other things. In this case, it was a young guy who was robbed. A witness saw then the gang of six people who jumped on the bus, and signalementet was pretty good, " says Andreas Lindberg.
then to try to arrest the gang. Some of the information that the police had at the time was that the gang must have used a pistolliknande the subject during the robbery.
the Patrol has acted with a certain default value in the situation. They act from a security perspective with the data, " says Andreas Lindberg.
– They were several in number, and the victim was very vulnerable at the robbery. When the play is not really age matter so much. Then you do a försiktighetsbedömning.
" It's being investigated now. I can't comment on it right now.
Andreas Lindberg says that the police officers who were part of the action at Älvsjö station have not reported any deviations from the opportunity.
" I have not received anything about this matter. It has been roughly that you had in mind. It feels good to have succeeded in arresting six individuals for a pretty serious crime. But we don't want that third person to become the victim, of course, " he says.Ernesto Fumero tells us that the girls cried the whole evening when they came home. Photo: Nicklas Thegerström
He also suggests that a police officer come to the school to talk with children if this would make the children feel safer. At the same time, he stresses that there is often a pressure from society in general that the police should make intervention against young people who commit the type of robbery.
– In this case, we have contact with the district if there is a person who need crisis counseling and the like. We feel that they need it so usually we flag it. For plaintiffs, we have an established system. But among the witnesses, them you can, perhaps, forget sometimes, " says Andreas Lindberg.
after the shattering event has both Lana Engström Madani and Celia Fumero Henriksson scored the distance to it all. They both are fully aware that it is extremely rare to experience the type of situations, to tell DN on-site at the Älvsjö station.
"I'm not afraid to be here, for I know that it was a coincidence," says Celia Fumero Henriksson and receives support from Lana Engström Madani.
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