During a robbery in Budapest, a man was tortured for three hours in his own house. The police caught the three perpetrators and handed over the files to the relevant prosecutor’s office after completing their investigation.
On 24 January, the Budapest Police Headquarters launched an investigation into a case of robbery by questioning the victim who was subject to the brutal attack. The man was at home in the early evening, taking a shower when the power went out in the entire house. When he stepped outside to check the electricity meter cupboard, two unknown men attacked him. They pushed him into the kitchen, duct-taped his legs to the leg of a chair while his hands were tied together behind his back and his eyes were taped shut.
The victim did not see the faces of his attackers. The perpetrators demanded to know where he kept his money. The man told them where his money was, but the robbers beat him again when they saw that he did not have as much money as they initially expected. The robbers beat him until they had the codes to his bank card and home safe.
However, the safe turned out to be empty and only HUF 150,000 (EUR 374.77) could be withdrawn from the victim’s bank account. In addition to the two attackers, a third person gave instructions to his accomplices from outside the house. The victim was ordered to raise the limit so that more money could be taken from his account.
The attackers held the man for nearly three and a half hours. They assaulted him and threatened to cut his throat. The robbers eventually took a smartwatch, money, a speaker and a mobile phone. They grabbed the keys, closed the shutters and slammed the front door. The man escaped in 20 minutes, then climbed out through the yard into his neighbour’s garden and called for help.
During the investigation, the police identified a black vehicle whose owner was carrying out renovations to the house. Investigators identified 37-year-old Sándor L. and two others, 23-year-old András K. and János T.
Sándor L. had the chance to carefully study the victim’s house while he was doing the renovation work. The BRFK arrested the three suspects on 27 January. The three men were interrogated and detained for the crimes of organised robbery, violation of personal liberty and fraud by using an information system.
The Robbery Department of the Budapest Police Headquarters has completed the investigation and handed over the case file to the competent prosecutor’s office, rtl.hu reports.
Source: police.hu, rtl.hu