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30-year fugitive arrested

LONDON – When British police finally snared an Italian fugitive wanted for the last 30 years, the task couldn’t have been easier: He was arrested across the street from Scotland Yard’s London headquarters, officials said Friday.

Authorities said 49-year-old Gianfranco Techegne was waiting in line Tuesday at the Broadway Post Office when he was taken into custody by detectives from Scotland Yard’s extradition unit – based in a building only about 30 feet away.

Scotland Yard said Techegne has been wanted by Italian police since 1982 in connection with the armed robbery of a car rental agency in Naples during which a young police officer was fatally wounded.

The arrest, although conveniently located, wasn’t a coincidence. Italian authorities requested his extradition last month and Scotland Yard said it had been “acting on intelligence.”


 

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