Police arrested a 29-year-old suspect who, according to them, physically attacked and robbed two men in Olomouc in September and October.
Criminal investigators charged the detained man with robbery and unauthorized use, forgery and alteration of means of payment. The accused man has been punished several times in the past, and ended up in custody after his arrest. “He could face up to ten years behind bars for attacking two men,” said police spokeswoman Petra Vaňharová on Monday.
On the night of Friday, September 29, the accused sat down next to an unknown man at a tram stop in Olomouc, whom he first punched in the head several times. The attacked man then fell off the bench and remained lying on the ground. “However, even that did not deter the aggressor from continuing the attack. He should have kicked the forty-three-year-old man repeatedly and then stomped on the upper half of his body at least twice,” said Vaňharová.
The attacker finally took the wallet of the attacked man, from which he stole money and a payment card. About an hour after the attack, he tried to make several unauthorized payments with the stolen card, but due to the low balance on the account, the bank did not make the payment. “During the attack, the attacked man suffered, among other things, broken nasal bones and ribs,” said Vaňharová.
Roughly a month later, the aggressor attacked the taxi driver who took him to the desired address in Olomouc on the night of Saturday, October 28. The driver asked him to pay the fare and instead of money he earned a rude refusal. According to the police, the accused then took the taxi driver’s mobile phone from the center panel, but the driver snatched it from his hand. “When he didn’t succeed with the mobile phone, he rushed for the keys in the ignition. However, he did not march here either. The taxi driver immediately got them back, but he was immediately punched in the face by the aggressor,” said Vaňharová.
Fearing an escalation of the incident, the driver preferred to get out of the vehicle and call the police. “They finally tracked down the rapist, who was supposed to have stolen several hundred crowns from the taxi’s car, at a nearby hostel,” Vaňharová added.