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Two Copenhagen men arrested with explosives

One of the arrestees is reportedly a lance corporal in the Danish army, but police are remaining tight-lipped on details and a possible motive.

Two Copenhagen men arrested with explosives
Police have not released any details on what the explosives might have been planned for. Photo: Politi.dk
Two men were arrested in Copenhagen on Thursday in possession of a kilo of explosives, Copenhagen Police announced on Friday.
 
According to the police, one of the men is associated with Defence Command Denmark (Forsvaret).
 
“The arrests took place yesterday morning at 10.01am and 10.21am in Copenhagen. One arrestee is a 33-year-old Dane with Pakistani roots. The other arrestee is a 31-year-old Danish man connected to Defence Command Denmark. Two packages of explosives weighing 500 grams were found, along with a fuse,” Copenhagen Police wrote in a series of tweets. 
 
The two men will be charged with illegal possession of explosives, police said. 

 
DR reported that the 31-year-old is a lance corporal in the Danish army, but police have not confirmed that information. 
 
A police spokesman told TV2 News that the explosives were found at an address in the Copenhagen district of Nørrebro following a lengthy investigation. 
 
Police said that they could not release additional information at this point and that the two men’s preliminary examination would take place behind closed doors. 

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Domestic helper suspected of stealing valuables and cash from older adults in Copenhagen

A 31-year-old female domestic helper is suspected of having stolen cash and jewellery from elderly citizens and withdrawn money from their Dankorts in the amount of over 50,000 kroner.

Domestic helper suspected of stealing valuables and cash from older adults in Copenhagen

The woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with theft and information fraud. There are ten victims in the case.

The police suspect the woman of having stolen from citizens whose homes she has visited as part of her work as a domestic worker in various places in Copenhagen.

“She has worked as a domestic helper and has been in people’s homes as an employee,” Bjarke Dalsgaard, deputy police inspector at Copenhagen police, said.

According to the police, the woman has stolen jewellery and cash on ten occasions. In addition, she has stolen debit cards in four cases and withdrawn money using them. The money that has been withdrawn alone adds up to a value of 52,000 kroner.

Copenhagen police received the first report of theft in the case at the beginning of 2022.

According to the police, the 31-year-old domestic helper admitted to one instance of crime (the theft of around 400 kroner) but pleaded not guilty regarding the remaining 13.

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