Man held for stealing, selling online Copenhagen’s famous green benches
Copenhagen is home to about 3,000 green benches, which feature a dark grey painted iron frame with wrought swirls and weigh approximately 35 kg.world Updated: Nov 14, 2017 20:28 IST
Police in Denmark say a man is suspected of stealing 12 of Copenhagen’s green public benches that Danes instantly associate with the capital city.
Investigator Jesper Cederholm says the unidentified Dane, who was briefly detained on August 29, had confessed to stealing 12 benches out of a total of 65 benches that have gone missing and selling them online.
The benches had been reported stolen since mid-2016.
Copenhagen is home to about 3,000 of the green benches, which feature a dark grey painted iron frame with wrought swirls and weigh approximately 35 kg (77 pounds). They cost about 8,000 kroner ($1,250) each and were first introduced in the 1880s.
Cederholm said on Thursday the case would now be brought to court after a three-month investigation.