The record label boss who was shot dead in front of his family in London was friends with a criminal involved in Denmark’s biggest heist.
Flamur ‘Alex’ Beqiri, 36, was killed on Christmas Eve and the shooting and comes after the murder of a friend’s wife who was gunned down while holding her baby in August.
Dr Karolin Hakim was shot dead with her two-month old baby in her arms in Malmö, Sweden, and was the girlfriend of a man who was jailed for his role in Denmark’s biggest ever heist.
Naief Adawi, 33, served time for a 2008 raid on a security firm in Brondby, Denmark, by AK-47 wielding robbers who made off with £7million in cash – making it the biggest ever heist in Denmark’s history.
Adawi was friends with and a guest at the wedding of Mr Beqiri who was shot up to ten times in front of his wife and child as his screaming wife Debora watched in horror outside their £1.5million home in Battersea at around 9pm on Tuesday.
The record label boss (pictured with his wife Debora and their son) was shot up to ten times in front of his wife and child in London on Christmas Eve
Metropolitan Police said they are considering the shooting as a ‘targeted attack’ and officers are led to believe Mr Beqiri may have been involved in criminality in Sweden.
Adawi, 33, was targeted by a gunman outside a falafel kiosk in the Ribersborg district of Malmö, southern Sweden, in August.
Mr Adawi handed his two-month old baby to his girlfriend, 31-year-old doctor Karolin Hakim, and fled the scene.
One murder that may be linked was a botched assassination on his friend Naief Adawi, 33, right, was shot at in August in Malmo where a gunman executed his wife Karolin, also pictured, who was holding their baby (pictured together)
A police cordon remains outside the house in Battersea where the 36-year-old was shot to death
Officers stand outside the house where Mr Beqiri was shot to death on Christmas Eve
The assassin fired multiple shots and killed Ms Hakim with a bullet to the head while she was holding their baby who survived the attack.
Mr Adawi was a known criminal and was believed to have been the main target of the murder, according to police.
He was jailed for his part in Denmark’s biggest heist in a £7million (62 million Danish Kroner) on August 10 2008 at 5am along with 20 other men.
The men used a 20-ton bulldozer to crash through the walls of the Dansk Værdihåndtering building in Broendby, Copenhagen.
The robbers fled the scene in three Audi cars that had been stolen in Stockholm, Sweden.
In a military operation, the men parked stolen rubbish vans outside police station exits and set them alight with petrol.
Ms Hakim (pictured) was shot in the head as she lay on the pavement. The child and its father survived
Detective Inspector Jamie Stevenson confirmed the force is ‘considering that this is a targeted attack’ against Mr Beqiri.
He added in a statement: ‘Work is ongoing to determine what the possible motive could be, and while we retain an open mind, we are considering that this is a targeted attack. While I am mindful of concerns from the local community, we do not believe at this stage that there is any ongoing risk to members of the public.
‘We believe Flamur may possibly have been involved in some criminality in Sweden, and are in liaison with our Swedish counterparts to try to understand what, if any, incidents there may have been that might have led to someone seeking retribution against Flamur in the UK.’
Karolin Hakim pictured with Naief Adawi, 33, who was targeted by a Syrian gunman in a gangland hit outside a falafel shop in Malmo in August
In 2008 Flamur was named as one of Sweden’s most wanted men after detectives said he was part of an international drugs smuggling ring who moved £2million of cannabis into Scandinavia.
Police said at the time they believed Mr Beqiri fled a bust at the border in bare feet but the drugs charges were later dropped.
He was instead found guilty of illegally handling smuggled goods including cigarettes and alcohol and given a suspended sentence.
The murder victim said he had no idea the Dutch man carrying 300kg of cannabis in his car and told detectives that the £5,000 cash was for a previous delivery of spirits and tobacco.
An insider in Sweden told MailOnline today that Mr Beqiri, who moved from Albania to Sweden as a child, was ‘heavily linked’ to criminals in the Swedish underworld but may have moved to the UK to ‘go legit’.
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