A 43-year-old man from Albania has been charged with committing 56 home burglaries in less than three weeks in Eastern Norway.
The burglaries occurred during 19 days in March 2016 in Skedsmo, Ullensaker, Frogn, Ås, Lier, Sarpsborg, Gjerdrum, Sande, Drammen, Rygge, Moss, Ski and Lørenskog, reports ABC News.
In just one night, eight properties were hit in a street in Moss.
“We saw that they had the same modus operandi. Drills were used and many of the burglaries were committed in the same time and area. We quickly realized that it had to be the same person who was behind the incidents, ” said Police Lawyer Mona Brandmo of the Oslo Police District to the online newspaper.
On October 28, the man will appear in the Oslo District Court. He has been indicted for both burglary and burglary, and he has already admitted to a number of serious burglaries during this period.
According to ABC News, DNA findings in the case have led police to suspect the Albanian early on but the man had already been arrested in Germany. Norway asked to have the man extradited but the Germans wanted him to complete a longer prison sentence first.
He arrived in Norway in June this year and has since been in custody.
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