Five foreigners have been robbing and assaulting people with pepper spray at Balaton Sound. Hvg.hu reports that the court has ruled to put the men under preliminary arrest.
The Siófok local prosecution proposed the arrest of the four Belgian and one Italian man, which has been ruled by the court now. They are accused of stealing necklaces at Balaton Sound festival. Victims have made reports first after the Tiesto concert on Thursday, with 10 people being injured, but their criminal activities peaked on Friday, where they injured 30 people. This carried on until Sunday dawn when the local police caught them.
The Belgians and the Italian have agreed between themselves and with other people to harmonise their efforts of robbing festival goers at Balaton Sound. They targeted people in the crowd and then tore off their gold necklaces, usually from behind, in some cases, they even implemented the use of pepper spray: the Italian man sprayed people, while the Belgians robbed them. They managed to steal necklaces worth 3,250 euros altogether.
The court has ruled to put the men (aged 23-26) under preliminary arrest, as to prevent them from escaping and hiding, and presenting further difficulties for the authorities to prove their guiltiness.
It is suspected that they had accomplices, whom the police have not yet managed to find.