'Putin-like' man hunted for robbery in Old Town

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Published 29 March 2023 at 07.51

Domestic. A man who, according to users on social media, resembles Russian President Vladimir Putin has been wanted for an aggravated robbery in Stockholm.

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On Wednesday March 22 between 12:30 and 1:05 p.m., the owner of an antique shop at Kåkbrinken 5 was robbed in Gamla stan in central Stockholm.

An unknown perpetrator wrestled the owner down and tied his hands and feet. The perpetrator then grabbed goods from safes, among other things.

The day before, the same man was inside the store and reconnoitred. The man spoke broken English, according to the police.

Now the police are releasing images to get the public's help in determining the identity of the perpetrator.

On social media, users are commenting that the man in the photos is strikingly similar to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Must be Putin's cousin?” for example, a person tweets.

Do you know who the person is or do you know the event? Contact the police via phone number 114 14 or leave your tip via the tip form at polisen.se