Police killer arrested after year on run

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7 April 2005, MADRID- Spanish police have arrested a Norwegian man believed to have been part of a gang which killed a policeman in a bank robbery a year ago in the southern Norwegian city of Stavanger.

7 April 2005

MADRID- Spanish police have arrested a Norwegian man believed to have been part of a gang which killed a policeman in a bank robbery a year ago in the southern Norwegian city of Stavanger.

The police said a joint operation with their Norwegian counterparts led to the arrest of the 29-year-old, believed to have been the gang leader, in the southern city of Malaga.

The group allegedly carried out a raid in central Stavanger in April last year on a branch of Norway's central cash service from which they stole 58 million kroner (EUR 7.1 million euros).

Norwegian police named the man as David Toska, one of two suspects who were still at large following the heist.

A 24-year-old Swede remains on the run and two other suspects have already been arrested.

Spanish police recognised an image of Toska put out by Norwegian police when the latter issued a warrant for his arrest.

He was caught with another Norwegian who was the subject of an arrest warrant for drug trafficking.

The bank robbers escaped with their booty after blocking the street outside the bank with a car which they set alight while spraying the immediate vicinity with teargas as they carried out the raid to incapacitate staff and customers.

The robbers fired on passers-by as they fled the scene and in the shootout with police one officer was killed.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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