Seven charged with attempted robbery

Police arrested seven men on Friday suspected of having accosted Litomeřice businessman Jaroslav Papoušek at his home on May 25 – an incident in which an eighth assailant was killed. Police have since also apprehended an additional suspect who was on the run. All seven of those detained, whose ages range from 21 to 60, have been charged with attempted robbery. The men involved were either local, or from Plzeň and Prague, a police spokeswoman said. Police are investigating how events unfolded, including how one of the suspects was killed while the others fled, and are otherwise keeping a tight lid on details.

Author: Jan Velinger