Fed up strawberry grower catches two thieves

Lucie Rychla
July 29th, 2016

This article is more than 7 years old.

Police commend his efforts

Strawberry grower from northern Jutland has gotten fed up with thieves trying to steal money from his unmanned booth at Saltum Strand and decided to take matters in his own hands.

He sat up a trap and when a couple of thieves attempted to nick money from his strawberry booth again on Tuesday, he captured one of them and prevented the other one from driving away by piercing his tires with a spike strip.

Then he just awaited the arrival of the police, who commended his efforts.

Self-help is permitted
“It is good when citizens try to do something. Some type of self-help is allowed to a certain limit,” Peter Skovbo, a police officer from Hjørring, told Ekstra Bladet.

“Of course, one must think about their own safety, use common sense and not go overboard.”

The two offenders are 20 and 28 years old and come from a nearby town of Brønderslev.

They had previously stolen several thousand kroner from the strawberry grower.


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