Sex toy purchase led to murder suspect’s arrest

The credit card of 77-year-old Else Johannesen, who was found strangled to death in her home, was used to purchase a sex toy. Just hours after getting the IP address from the online sexhop owner, police arrested a 15-year-old suspect.

Sex toy purchase led to murder suspect's arrest
The crime scene in Lemvig. Photo: Brian Rasmussen/Polfoto
According to media reports, the 15-year-old male suspected of strangling 77-year-old Else Johannesen in her Lemvig home used his victim's credit card to purchase a sex toy.
Police allegedly used the purchase on the site to track down the alleged assailant.'s owner, Michael Peter Hansen, told TV2 News that he was contacted by police on Monday morning after they traced a purchase made with Johannesen's credit card to the online sex shop. Hansen said he gave police the IP address associated with the purchase some two hours before police arrested the 15-year-old on Monday.
The 1,839 kroner purchase was for this female torso (NSFW link).
Police would neither confirm nor deny the new information. owner Hansen said the experience left him with a weird feeling.
"It's very strange that after killing someone you would go online and buy a sex toy. We have experienced a lot of things, but this here…" he said to TV2.
The suspect is due to appear in court on Tuesday. 

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Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

Almost all of 7-Eleven’s 176 Denmark locations are back up and running with the help of a backup system, the company said on Thursday. 

Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

In an email to news wire Ritzau, 7-eleven said that over 96 percent of its convenience stores across Denmark were now in “stable operation”. That corresponds to around 169 stores.

“We have technicians at the remaining stores who are working hard to get them up and running as soon as possible,” the company said in the email.

However, convenience stores at train stations (where you can buy a transport card) were only accepting Dankort (debit card) payments as of Wednesday evening.

All operational stores outside of train stations currently accept Mobile Pay (app) and cash payments, and many can take Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort. 

“We expect that all stores outside of train stations can accept all Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort during the course of tomorrow morning, and all stores at train stations [will be able to] during the course of the week,” the company wrote late on Wednesday.

The convenience store chain was on Monday hit by a cyber attack that forced all of its 176 stores in Denmark to close.

7-Eleven has confirmed that the outage was due to a ransomware attack — hackers demanded money to return access to the company’s data and systems. 

The attack has been reported to police.

The company’s CEO, Jesper Østergaard, told Ritzau he did not know the extent of losses suffered by 7-Eleven as a result of the incident.