Robber confesses, 18 years later
It took him almost two decades, but a robber who shot a store clerk in her shoulder 18 years ago finally grew a conscience and came clean last week.
The man from Utrecht turned himself at a police station in Utrecht on Monday February 24th and admitted that it was he who held up a poster store in the Dom Straat around the end of 1996. The store clerk who was shot in her shoulder had to undergo a tedious sets of treatments. The man was suspected as a suspect back then, denied involved and was released for lack of evidence. Now 42-year-old he apparently still became overcome by guilt and decided to turn himself in at police in the area where he lives now. “He wasn’t feeling right with his conscience anymore,” a police spokesman said. The man was taken into custody and faces trial because the statute of limitations on robberies is 20 years. “His robbery falls within that time,” police said. Police informed the victim of the belated confession and asked her if she would want to pursue the case, but she told them for her the issue is closed off.