The other two – a 20-year-old man and a 23-year-old man – have been sentenced to four years and six months in prison each.
In a Mercedes, the three drove early in the morning of 18 September 2019 to Pizza 73 on Jyllingevej in Vanløse. With them they had a bomb with dynamite or similar explosives.
When they arrived at the pizzeria, they threw a cobblestone in through the pane and placed the bomb in the doorway, blowing it up. It happened around 5:40 p.m.
Two minutes after the bomb exploded, it exploded in the air. The explosion was very violent. Five large windows and the door to the pizzeria were blown out, and broken glass was scattered across the street and sidewalk.
There was no one in the pizzeria that closed about 40 minutes before the explosion and no one was injured.
But there was damage to the building itself, surrounding buildings as well as a bus stop. The damages are estimated to run up to DKK 8.3 million. That money the three men are now sentenced to pay.
The men in the case have been protected by a name ban, and the court has chosen to extend it so that it continues to apply. The men have chosen to consider whether they will appeal the verdict to the high court. They have a deadline of two weeks.
The three men have pleaded not guilty. Prosecutor Allan V. Kristensen says that it has not been possible to find out why they placed a bomb in the pizzeria.
– We have had some theories in the case. But an actual motive has not been found in the case, he says.
The prosecutor is pleased that the three men have been convicted.
– It is a serious crime, which has exposed the surrounding environment to great danger. It is not the convicts’ fault that no one has been injured, says Allan V. Kristensen.
There have not been many similar cases, but in July 2020, two Swedish men were sentenced to four and five years in prison for having detonated a bomb at the Danish Tax Agency near Nordhavn Station in Copenhagen in August 2019.
Source: The Nordic Page