A Swedish Youtuber was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday by hooded assailants in the migrant suburb of Husby located in western Stockholm, while interviewing people about what it’s like to live in the area.
Fabian “Fabian GL” Lejonstål, a 24-year-old fitness influencer, had been recording a video intended to “spread good vibes.” He had been interviewing a local resident when two hooded individuals on a scooter could be seen approaching the pair from behind.
Lejonstål and his interviewee were visibly wary of the two young, masked males who stopped the scooter shortly after passing them and walked over to the pair.
“Now something is happening here,” recounted Lejonstål, who told his viewers in a Youtube video published after the event that they were ordered to “go around the corner.”
“We said no,” Lejonstål said, before explaining that the assailants “got aggressive and said they wanted my watch or he would shoot me.”
The Youtuber revealed he has “friends who have been through this” and said “you just have to give them what they ask for.”
Lejonstål explained that one of the individuals had what looked like a gun under his jacket.
“I was so shocked and thought it was sick, but I was still in film mode,” he told viewers as he continued to film following the robbery. He and his videographer contacted the local police, and a report of the robbery was logged.
“In this video I visit a new suburb, Husby, but this video didn’t quite go as planned…” Lejonstål quipped in the introduction of a video on his Youtube channel detailing the attack.
Husby has long been known as a no-go zone with severe crime, gang, and drug problems. The suburb is over 90 percent made up of migrants or people with migrant parents or grandparents, according to the Washington Post.
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