the COURT IN NYKØBING FALSTER, denmark (Ekstra Bladet): The cost of a Croatian parents 15 years in prison for having planned 24 different hjemmerøverier against the older and infirm citizens in Denmark.
at the same time, their two sons, aged 20 and 23 years, the maximum penalty of 18 years in prison for having conducted the parents ' grisly plans.
It takes the prosecutor Susanne Bluhm, who has just concluded his final remarks in the most comprehensive case on hjemmerøverier in Denmark.
the 112 - 16. jan. 2019 - at. 11:36 Struck against the elderly: Family found guilty in a wide range of hjemmerøverier
- from the very large number of hjemmerøverier and the very serious circumstances, I do not believe that this case can be determined with a smaller penalty than the maximum. There are so many factors and so many injured, that my claim is imprisonment for not less than 18 years, said the prosecutor, who, in his claim against the Croatian family availing themselves of the special aggravating §88 of the penal code, which provides the opportunity to increase the penalty by 50%, in particular gross and wanton cases.
at the same time, the prosecutor, to the family's two oldest sons may have increased the sentence to 18 years of age, because earlier in the day, was found guilty of particularly serious and long detention of some of the victims.
- Røverierne bear the stamp of very great recklessness. The victims have been bound with strips and gagged, so they almost could not breathe. The only thing good you can say about this case is that it does not have ended up as a drabssag. But it is probably more luck, than it is the guilt of the accused, that no one here has lost their lives, said the prosecutor.
The Croatian family lived in this house on the island of Falster. Photo: Per Rasmussen
The Croatian family were earlier today found guilty of 24 out of the 26 different cases of hjemmerøveri committed in the end of 2016 until autumn 2017.
at the same time was the family's youngest son acquitted, while a family friend of 37 years was found guilty of three hjemmerøverier.
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Røverierne was most often aimed at older or sick people who lived alone. Wearing dark clothes and sometimes masked penetrated hjemmerøverne into the victims ' home and bound them, threatened them and in some cases subjecting them to violence.
Several of the victims were left tied up and vulnerable for several hours before relatives or home-help services randomly found them.
Proceeds of the røverierne has been very variable, but runs according to the police up in the several million dkk.
The Croatian family were arrested in november 2017. When the police struck their house crammed with costs, which can be traced back to hjemmerøverierne and 11 burglaries, which are also raised the charges for.
the Court in Nykøbing Falster, denmark is expected to take a position on the sentence later today.