These past few days have been quite busy for the police: a Hungarian man suspected of sexual assault and trafficking was caught in France, while two young girls robbed a foreigner in Budapest.
As the Budapest Police Headquarters announced on Sunday, a man who is suspected of forcing a woman into prostitution in Budapest last year was recently brought home from France. According to the data of the investigation, Róbert H. met the 28-year-old woman with whom he moved into an apartment in Kőbánya in May 2021. Shortly afterwards, he forced the woman to use drugs and forced her into prostitution, then took her money. The police added that the woman finally asked the police for help in July 2021, after which an arrest warrant was issued for the man.
According to the statement of the police, Róbert H. fled to France where he was arrested by local police on the basis of a wanted list. He was recently brought back to Hungary where he was handed over to the police in the capital.
Investigators of the Budapest Police Headquarters XXII. District Police Station detained 28-year-old Róbert H. on suspicion of sexual violence, human trafficking, and forced labour and recommended his arrest, which was ordered by the court on 9 February.
Another criminal act involved two young girls who robbed a foreigner of his phone. According to the indictment, the defendants – girls aged 12 and 14 – forcibly obtained a mobile phone on the evening of 4 October 2018. In a fast-food restaurant in district V, the 14-year-old girl approached an Italian citizen waiting at the cashier and asked for the time in English.
As ugyeszseg.hu wrote, the victim showed her his watch, but the girl told him that she wanted to check the time on his phone. The victim took out his mobile phone from his pocket and showed it to her. Upon this, the young girl grabbed the man’s hand and tried to twist his wrist in order to get the phone.
The victim refused to let go of the phone, so the 12-year-old girl also approached and tried to rip the phone out of the man’s hand.
Because they could not get the phone out of his hand, they used their combined strength to push the victim against a nearby pole, and the 14-year-old defendant began to squeeze the victim’s neck.
As a result, the girls eventually got the phone, and the 14-year-old perpetrator ran out of the restaurant with it, followed by the victim. As ugyeszseg.hu reported, the 12-year-old girl grabbed the neck of the victim’s sweatshirt on the way out, restraining him. The victim began shouting, and his companions, who were also in the restaurant, noticed the robbery and ran after the 14-year-old girl, who threw the phone on the floor.
According to ugyeszseg.hu,
the Juvenile Criminal Division of Budapest I. and XII. District Prosecutor’s Office has indicted the two girls for the crime of robbery committed as accomplices. The prosecutor’s office is proposing that the younger girl be placed in a correctional institution and her partner be sentenced to juvenile imprisonment.
The footage below shows the defendants taking the victim’s mobile phone and running outside, while one of them pulls back the victim who is chasing her partner.
Source: Blikk.hu, police.hu, ugyeszseg.hu