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Hungarian man who evaded police for 11 years captured in Germany

A man on Hungary's top-50 wanted list who had been hiding from the authorities for 11 years has been captured in Germany, said on Wednesday.

The National Bureau of Investigations said the 33-year-old committed armed robbery as part of a gang, and a Szekesfehervar court handed down prison sentences of 11 years for armed robbery and 2 years for other crimes. He absconded in November 2010 and a European Arrest Warrant was issued.

Investigators contacted the Austrian and German authorities within the European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST), and he was discovered in Fussen, Germany, under a different identity.

A coordinated arrest by German, Austrian and Hungarian police took place on Monday in the Bavarian town of Schwangau, and the German authorities will make a decision concerning his extradition at a later date, the police statement said.

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