Two teenage girls suspected of robbing a restaurant have been tied to the crime after police seized images from their phones showing the pair posing before a mirror wearing balaclavas and holding a knife.

Two teenage girls suspected of robbing a restaurant have been tied to the crime after police seized images from their phones showing the pair posing before a mirror wearing balaclavas and holding a knife.

Balaclavas Bust Teenage Suspects

Two teenage girls in Sweden were arrested for robbery in March, after police found both the balaclavas worn in the crime and pictures of the suspects wearing them.

The two girls, who are cousins, allegedly entered a restaurant in Halmstad in southern Sweden, bundled up in dark coats and black balaclavas. They threatened a chef with a large kitchen knife, and stole around $350. According to the chef, the robbers said, “Give us the money, or we’ll stab you.” The chef answered, “Calm down, I’ll open the till.”

According to METRO, after arriving at the crime scene, police used tracking dogs and traced the pair to their grandparents’ home. A search of the home turned up the balaclavas and a large knife hidden in a bag. The girls were arrested on the spot.

Later, the police also retrieved phones belonging to the girls, which had pictures of them in dark coats and black balaclavas. In the pictures, one of them is brandishing a large knife. The pictures were apparently taken just before the robbery.

One girl is too young, but the 17-year-old will go on trial August 2nd. The pictures and DNA from her balaclava will be used as evidence.

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Selfie links teen girls to robbery
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/18157045/selfie-links-teen-girls-to-robbery/

Robbery suspects caught after taking selfies while wearing balaclavas and holding knife
http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/26/robbery-suspects-caught-after-taking-selfies-while-wearing-balaclavas-and-holding-knife-3900155/

Teen girls tied to crime with pre-robbery selfie
http://www.thelocal.se/49260/20130725/