Romanian robbed Austrian to pay for trip back home
The Local · 25 Feb 2016, 12:59
Published: 25 Feb 2016 12:59 GMT+01:00
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The 55-year-old man, who was not named, broke into the house of a 74-year-old woman in Lower Austria, stealing gold and jewellery worth over €20,000.
But he ended up leaving DNA evidence at the scene of the crime in the town of Payerbach in Neunkirchen, and local police then issued an arrest warrant.
He was found and arrested in Romania two days later and has been awaiting extradition back to Austria to face trial for burglary.
He had originally been jailed for ten burglaries, including two robberies in which homeowners had been tortured for their belongings. He would reportedly tie up and abuse his victims in order to persuade them to part with their valuables.
In the latest incident the burglary had been carried out while the woman was away and she discovered what had happened upon her return.
Police said he had been arrested in Romania on February 9th and is being returned this week to Austria to face trial.
Story courtesy of Central European News.