Belgian Bonnie's Clyde arrested in Algeria
31 May 2006, BRUSSELS — The so-called Ghent Clyde has been arrested in Algeria, the Ghent public prosecution office has confirmed.
31 May 2006
BRUSSELS — The so-called Ghent Clyde has been arrested in Algeria, the Ghent public prosecution office has confirmed.
The 31-year-old Jelloul Selini has been on the run from Belgian police for several months.
Together with his girlfriend, Lisette Bus, 28, he is accused of at least 10 robberies and car jackings in the area around Ghent.
The two suspects were nicknamed the Ghent Bonnie and Clyde by Belgian media.
The couple eventually fled to Algeria, but Bus voluntarily reported to the Belgian embassy in Algiers and has since been extradited back home.
She told public prosecution authorities that she missed her one and a half year old daughter and wanted to serve out her sentence.
Bus confessed to seven crimes, namely four armed robberies and three car jackings.
Selini will not be extradited to Belgium because he has Algerian nationality, the Ghent public prosecution office said.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news