Sweden: Gang forces man to withdraw cash from ATM while holding a knife to his throat

Last week, a man was subjected to a brutal robbery in Gothenburg, Sweden when two men held a knife to his throat while another used his bank card to withdraw money from an ATM Machine, Fria Tider reports.

Gothenburg, like Sweden’s capital city Stockholm, has recently seen a surge in violent crime, drugs, and armed robberies. Swedish police have suggested that residents stay sober and head home earlier in the night to avoid any unwanted problems.

The attack took place at 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

A police spokesperson said, “Two of the perpetrators then threatened the victim with a knife to the neck. Meanwhile, the third perpetrator went on an electric bike and withdrew money from an ATM.”

Fortunately, the man able to get himself out of the situation unharmed. After the attack, the victim went home and told his girlfriend about what had happened. She then informed the police to the situation.

As of right now, police have yet to make any arrests and have not identified the assailants.

This robbery is just the latest of many in Sweden.

On the night of August 17th, four separate robberies occurred in Gothenburg, including one incident where some tourists were brutally beaten just outside of their hotel, according to a police report.

A week earlier, in Stockholm, a gang of youths dressed in all-black, armed with a gun,  a baton, knives, and a machete, robbed a group of teens and adults in Täby, stealing jewelry, cash, and designer clothing that were on their victims.

According to an SVT report, gangs are increasingly targeting young people for their cell phones and designer clothing. The problems is said to be particularly bad in Stockholm.

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