Update on the break-in at Marselisborg.
There are few details, but the police have apprehended a 46 year old man and charged him with burglary. And as is routine he is set free pending further investigation until he is called in to face trial. Or alternatively the charges are dropped, which I think are unlikely in this case though. They either have concrete evidence or they don't otherwise they wont waste time arresting a suspected burglar.
The man is from another town, Randers. That explains a lot IMO. The local burglars wouldn't want to get anywhere near Marselisborg.
It is not known whether something was actually stolen.
- So my guess is that the police found fingerprints or DNA-traces. Had a look in the DNA-archive and went to pick him up. Often the police simply call the suspects and tell them to come in to the police station. And most do show up, because otherwise they will end up on the news with photo and name. And DK is a small country, it's difficult to hide for long.
Or perhaps he tried to fence something he had stolen and was reported to the police. It's most annoying for business if you deal in stolen goods to have the police running around all over the place...
It's also most irritating for the local burglars, who happens to be out, to be visited by the police investigating this. It ruins your daytime sleep! So I think our burglar would have few friends.
In 2012 a 22 year old man was caught trying to get in at Marselisborg and later convicted.
Yees. Unfortunately I was not
Due to limited resources the police generally don't respond to burglaries reported by the citizens, unless they believe they can catch one red-handed.
Instead you file an online report to the police. When that is acknowledged, also online, you send a copy to your insurance company - and unless your possessions are found, that's pretty much all you will hear let alone see from the police.
Unless the items stolen exceeds a value of IIRC around 80.000 DKK = A little more than 10.000 Dollars and Euros, the police will usually archive the case straight away.
That is of course frustrating for the general public, to put it mildly!
Sooo the Police ensure they actually show up if a leading politician reports a burglary... That happened recently. The politician in question was impressed with the police and expressed that online. The comments quickly pointed out that such service was far from the norm for ordinary citizens.
As for the royal residences: Here they show up in force! Partly because it's hugely embarrassing for the local police if someone breaks in at a royal residence and gets away.
And partly because it's a rehearsal. One day the alarm may sound for real!