Bag of Urine Snares Bank Robber

Swede who hid in bank vault for weekend left tell-tale DNA behind
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2011 4:41 AM CST
All you need for a weekend in a Danish bank vault.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A bank robber would probably be free and counting his money today if he'd taken his urine with him along with the loot. The Swedish man and an accomplice spent a weekend hiding in the vault of a Copenhagen bank, emptying safety deposit boxes and using plastic bags when nature called. Two accomplices on the outside kept them informed of guards' movements.

They fled when the bank opened for business, and the Swede flung a bag of urine at a guard who challenged him, the Local reports. The 27-year-old thief managed to escape, but investigators traced him using DNA from the discarded bag of urine, and a Danish court has sentenced him to 21 months in jail for the crime. His three accomplices—who made off with loot worth an estimated $500,000—have not been caught.

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