Krosno policemen, under the supervision of the Krakow prosecutor’s office, are investigating the murder of the owner of an exchange office, which took place in 2009 in Krosno (Podkarpackie Voivodeship). Thanks to the new information, determine the car used by the perpetrators of the robbery and the direction of escape of the criminals.
The investigators returned to the case of the robbery of the owner of the exchange office, which took place on December 16, 2000 on Lenarta Street in Krosno. According to the police findings so far, two partially masked perpetrators approached the 68-year-old walking on the sidewalk. They attacked the man by hitting him with a metal pipe and kicking him all over his body. The attackers stole the victim’s sachet with money, and then left towards the sports facilities on Bursaki Street.
New threads on a robbery from 23 years ago
Investigators from the Investigation Department of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Krosno are working on the case under the supervision of the Prosecutor of the Małopolska Department of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor’s Office in Krakow.
According to the Krosno Police Department, thanks to the publication of a message about the return of investigators to the case of the robbery from nearly 23 years ago, new and hitherto unknown threads appeared in the case. “Based on the information obtained, it was established, among other things, that the criminals were probably driving a Ford car. The same vehicle was also seen in the area of the border crossing with Slovakia. In addition, it was established that the criminals could collaborate with people working at the city market at Legionów Street in Krosno.
Police are appealing for witnesses
In the latest communication, the police asked the inhabitants of border towns, employees of the municipal market in Krosno and entities conducting activities related to currency exchange in the area of the border crossing with Slovakia, as well as young people who in 2000 used the skate park facilities at MOSiR at ul. Bursaki in Krosno, for providing further information that may help identify the perpetrators of the robbery.
Investigators link the robbery with a homicide
Investigators do not rule out that the robbery case may be related to the later murder of the entrepreneur in 2009. According to the findings of the investigators, the offender was already hanging around the victim’s house on Thursday. On Friday afternoon, a man posing as an official was let into the house by the wife of the owner of the exchange office. The attacker terrorized the woman with an object resembling a gun. He demanded money and valuables. The woman complied with the criminal’s demands. Then the bandit tied up the victim. At home he was found by the woman’s husband, who came after several dozen minutes. The perpetrator attacked him and wounded him in the neck with a sharp instrument. He ran off with a bag containing cash. He also took a gun belonging to a businessman (S. legally possessed a gun after the robbery that took place in 2000).
The woman managed to free herself. She called for help, but it was too late to save her husband. The wound turned out to be fatal, the 77-year-old man bled out.
Two memory portraits of the perpetrator of the crime were made, but he remains elusive.
Desired person’s description: approximately 28-35 years old, 165-170 cm tall, slim figure, dark hair, combed up. He was wearing a dark short-sleeved shirt and dark pants. He spoke Polish.
Got information? Notify the police
If anyone has any information that may help the services solve the case of the murder of an entrepreneur from Krosno, please contact the Investigation and Investigation Department of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Krosno, tel. 47 828-35-05 or the Małopolska Branch Department of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor’s Office in Krakow – email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main photo source: KMP Krosno archive