Swedish court sentences 7 men to prison for involvement in helicopter robberyBy AP
Thursday, October 7, 2010
7 sent to prison for Swedish helicopter heist
STOCKHOLM — A Swedish court has sentenced seven men to prison and 10.5 million kronor ($1.6 million) in damages for last year’s helicopter raid on a Stockholm cash depot.
A Stockholm district court on Thursday sentenced two men to seven years each in prison for grave robbery. One confessed to theft after his DNA was found inside the cash depot and the court said DNA traces proved the other man had been flying the stolen helicopter. He denied the charges.
Five other people were convicted of assisting the robbery or protecting the robbers and sentenced to 1-5 years in prison. Three people were acquitted.
Police have not recovered the millions of kronor (dollars) taken from the Sept. 23, 2009, heist and say several suspects are still at large.
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