ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – A Zurich police investigation that began in December 2011 into a series of holdups and violent attacks on 38 people that left 14 with injuries has resulted in a group of 10 youths facing charges. The 10, ages 15 to 19, are of three nationalities, including two Swiss, with 9 of them from canton Aargau near Zurich and one from St Gallen.
Police say that between October and December 2011 they “terrorized” the city and made a haul of CHF20,000, often using knives to force their victims to cooperate. They worked in different combinations of the group. The arrest of one of them in December on suspicion of robbery eventually led to the trail of the rest of the group.