Two men in their mid-twenties have been arrested in connection with the mugging of an Algerian citizen outside a shop in Wrocław’s Tarnogaj district.
According to Gazeta Wyborcza, the incident occurred at the end of last month. It is said that the Algerian citizen was set upon by two young men when he was standing outside a shop. The men reportedly held a machete to the Algerian’s throat before demanding that he hand over valuables.
In the end, the thieves walked away with several hundred złoty in cash and a mobile phone. The Algerian man was startled but unhurt after the mugging.
Fortunately, officers from the Wroclaw-Rakowiec Police Station were able to identify the men involved in the mugging, partially thanks to the analysis of CCTV footage.
It turned out that two men involved in the mugging already had previous convictions for robbery. As a result, if found guilty of the aforementioned mugging, the duo’s prison sentences may end up being 50% longer than normally would be the case.
The men are currently being held in custody until their trial takes place.
Meanwhile, a 34-year-old man has also been arrested for beating up a Wrocławian and stealing several bicycles. It is believed the man is responsible for stealing as many as 16 bikes.
The suspect is currently in custody and could spend as long as 5 years in prison.