Suspect in Auschwitz sign theft arrested in Sweden

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February 11, 2010 16:52

 
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STOCKHOLM — A man wanted in Poland in connection with the theft of a famous sign at Auschwitz has been arrested in Stockholm, Swedish authorities said Thursday.

Prosecutor Agnetha Hilding Qvarnstrom said 34-year-old Anders Hogstrom was arrested on a European arrest warrant.

Qvarnstrom said Hogstrom will be appointed a defense lawyer and questioned by Swedish investigators before authorities can decide on extraditing him to Poland.

Polish officials have said Hogstrom is suspected of incitement to commit theft of a cultural treasure.

The sign was stolen in December from the site of the Nazis' former Auschwitz death camp in Poland. Polish police found the sign in the woods three days later, and charged five Polish men with its theft.

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