Crime briefs: printing money and two alcohol-related shootings ({{commentsTotal}})

Harju County Court sentenced a man to two years in jail for forging money by printing pictures of 100-euro notes.

As the 26-year-old man was already serving a three-year suspended sentence for robbery, he will be jailed for a total of five years.

The man, named Siim, and his 29-year-old accomplice Vladimir, printed 13 100-euro notes on a A4 piece of paper, turned the sheet around and printed the other side. They then purchased a camera and a smart phone from private sellers. Vladimir received a two-year suspended sentence.

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Police special forces were scrambled on Sunday noon to a street in Tallinn close to Toompea after shots were heard.

According to a police spokesman, three shots were fired at a house, breaking one window. No one was hurt.

Police arrested a 43-year-old man and confiscated a Makarov firearm. Police said the incident happened after alcohol was consumed adding that there is no reason to believe the shots were aimed at anyone.

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Police began an investigation on Saturday following a shooting in the Lasnamäe district of Tallinn. Allegedly a man shot his neighbor in the stomach after a brawl. The neighbor was taken to a hospital while the alleged shooter also needed medical attention.

Marie Aava, a spokesman for the police, told Postimees both events were alcohol-related and the first week of each month is usually busier for police as people receive their pay checks and have money to buy alcohol.

Editor: J.M. Laats