Police charge ‘thief of the century’ in absentia

Czech police have formally brought charges against Frantisek Prochazka, who is alleged to have stolen half a billion crowns (nearly 31 million USD) from the security firm he worked for as a guard. Mr Prochazka has been missing since last Saturday, when the theft occurred. On Thursday, a police spokesperson said that prosecution had been launched against Mr Prochazka in absentia. The robbery has been called the ‘theft of the century’ by the Czech press. The security firm which lost these millions of crowns has offered a reward of 2 million Euros to anyone who helps catch Mr Prochazka. No further comment has been made by the police about the robbery as they fear that any information leak could hamper their ongoing investigation.

Author: Rosie Johnston