Swedes shocked by subway thief
Friday, September 14, 2012
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A drunk, middle-aged man falls off a subway platform and is knocked unconscious as his head hits the tracks.
A bystander who witnessed the accident jumps down after him — but not for a daring rescue before the train arrives.
Instead, the witness steals the man’s valuables, climbs back on the platform and leaves his victim to be hit by a train.
The man — who was on his way home from a party — survived, but was seriously injured and doctors had to amputate half his left foot, Sweden’s TV3 channel reported.
Swedish police now hope surveillance camera footage of the disturbing incident at a Stockholm subway station early Sunday will help them find and arrest the unscrupulous thief.
Police said Thursday they have received several tips after the video was shown on TV3 this week on Sweden’s equivalent to “America’s Most Wanted.”
The thief had short, dark hair and was wearing a blue jacket and dark pants. He was described as being between 35 and 40 years old and about 5-foot-9.
He calmly walked out of the subway station, waving to the ticket vendor, as a train ran over the victim on the tracks below.
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