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No injuries after shooting near Aarhus market

The latest in a string of shooting incidents linked to organised crime gangs in Aarhus took place outside a shopping centre in broad daylight.

No injuries after shooting near Aarhus market
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Nobody was injured during the incident on Saturday evening at the Bazar Vest shopping centre on Edwin Rahrs Vej in the Brabrand district of Denmark’s second largest city.

East Jutland Police confirmed that several shots were fired near the Autobazaren car workshop near Bazar Vest.

“The shooting is being considered part of the ongoing gang conflict in Aarhus,” the police wrote in a press statement.

Nobody was hit by any of the shots, according to police.

The recent surge in organised crime-related violence in Aarhus has been linked to attempts by a Copenhagen-based gang known as ‘Loyal to Familia' to establish itself in the city.

A Brabrand-based group connected to Odense gang Black Army is attempting to prevent this, reports news agency Ritzau.

Shooting incidents have now plagued the area since the end of May, with dozen of arrests made.

The Gellerup neighbourhood, the area around Bazar Vest and Edwin Rahrs Vej, has a higher proportion of residents with immigrant backgrounds, higher unemployment and more people living under the poverty line than the overall average for Aarhus.

In 2016, the Jyllands-Posten newspaper reported a significant drop in crime rates in the neighbourhood.

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A 31-year-old female domestic helper is suspected of having stolen cash and jewellery from elderly citizens and withdrawn money from their Dankorts in the amount of over 50,000 kroner.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