A home-jacking took place in August 2017 in Châtelaine (GE). The 38-year-old sanitary installer who set it up was heavily condemned. He will also be expelled.
The Geneva Criminal Court on Friday sentenced a 38-year-old sanitary installer to eight years in prison for having planned and organized a home-jacking, in August 2017, in Châtelaine (GE). The accused had brought in four henchmen from the Paris region to do “the dirty work”.
The prison sentence is accompanied by an expulsion from Switzerland for a period of ten years for the father of two children, originally from Macedonia. According to the Criminal Court, even if the accused was not present in the house during the home-jacking, he was the main driver of an operation that would not have taken place without him.
The fault of the accused is very serious, indicates the judgment of the Criminal Court. He recruited French thugs, welcomed them to Geneva, paid for the hotel, designated the target house for them and served as their driver during their stay in Switzerland. The motive is “purely selfish” and boils down to easy greed.
In financial difficulties, the accused had obtained information according to which the villa housed a safe which contained 400,000 francs in cash, luxury watches and jewelry. The perpetrators of the violent assault did not find this money, however, leaving with much less loot.
The attack on the flag was particularly brutal. The occupants of the house, asleep at the time of the incident, were suddenly roused from their sleep, tied up, beaten, threatened and forced to point out the place where the key to the safe was hidden. One of the victims still suffers in her flesh from the aggression.
The Criminal Court also convicted a 36-year-old Kosovar for complicity in this case. The man is sentenced to 3 years in prison for having led the perpetrators of the robbery on the spot, the night of the expedition. The defendant, however, played “an ancillary role”. In Switzerland with his family for 16 years, he escapes deportation.