Romanian police denies story on the institution’s involvement in thefts in Denmark

A Romanian used to steal equipment from several Danish companies at the Romanian Police’s instigation, Tidsskrift for Kriminalret trade journal claims, as quoted by in its Monday issue. The Romanian Police promptly retorted on Monday, rejecting the accusations.

According to the above-mentioned journal, the Eastern High Court in 2013 ruled that Romanian police ordered thefts to the tune of four million kroner (over EUR 500,000) in an attempt to catch a group of Romanian criminal masterminds.

However, Public prosecutor Jan Rechendorff said that Danish authorities knew nothing about the plans of their Romanian counterparts, which are illegal under Danish law.

The report reveals that the man stole three construction machines from Scantruck in Skive in November 2013 and delivered them to members of the Romanian mafia groups.

A month later, the same man stole six telescopic loaders from the Ulfborg firm Nicolaisen & Larsen. This time, the Romanian and an accomplice were arrested in Germany and indicted by Danish officials.

The trade journal reports that the Eastern High Court acquitted the man since he was working in cahoots with Romanian police, although Danish authorities had neither been informed of nor signed off on the operation.

Prosecutor Rechendorff denied that the case’s outcome would serve as a de facto green light for Romania or other countries to carry out other similar operations in Denmark.

The report said that Danish authorities have long since asked the Romanian police to return the stolen equipment but have received no response to their request.

In retort to the Danish court’s accusations, the Romanian Police informed that it was a case investigated by the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), while the man that the Danish court is referring to doesn’t belong to the Romanian Police staff.

Anytime the Romanian policemen are conducting operations on another state’s territory, the institution is informing the authorities of that countries through the police co-operation channels”, reads the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police release.

caseconstruction machinescriminal mastermindsdanish companiesDenmarkDIICOTequipmentromanian policeScantruck in Skivetelescopic loadersUlfborg firm Nicolaisen & Larsen
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