Lithuanian thieves discover British colleges
According to statistics put out by the British authorities, unpaid loans to students from several EU countries amount to almost 40 million pounds (roughly 50 million euros).
Lithuanians, Bulgarians and Romanians are among the most indebted groups. Lithuanian criminals abroad are getting smarter all the time, the liberal daily Lietuvos rytas writes: “A criminal gang from Kaunas recently shook up Switzerland when it plundered a jewellery store and robbed jewels worth more than 400,000 euros.
… Now we can console ourselves with the fact that we not only export skinheads with baseball bats. Lithuanian thieves abroad have become smarter. Because what else can you call a Lithuanian who takes out a student loan in Britain although he knows he’ll never pay it back?
… He’s a thief who simply doesn’t pay for the university education he receives.