Man admits to robbing art dealer Reidar Osen in Bergen

Reidar OsenPhoto: Bjornar Morønning / NTB

A Pole in his 30s admitted criminal guilt for the aggravated robbery of Petter Slengesol and Reidar Osen in Bergen in 2015.

The trial against the man started on Monday in Hordaland District Court.

The man is accused of having abducted, robbed, and beaten Petter Slengesol in Bergen in February 2015. In December of the same year, art dealer Reidar Osen was subjected to the same attack.

In court on Monday, the man pleaded guilty, the newspaper Bergens Tidende writes.

Multiple convictions

Last year, two Polish men were convicted of the robbery of Slengesol, while one was acquitted of the Osen robbery. The man convicted of both robberies received five years and four months in prison, while the man convicted of only one robbery received two years and six months in prison.

The man who is now appearing in court is the brother of the man who was only convicted of the Slengesol robbery last year. 

He was arrested in Iceland in March this year after new examinations in December last year identified his DNA on a pair of trousers Osen was wearing during the abduction.

“The same DNA profile was found on parts of a glove that was seized in Slengesol’s car,” prosecutor Jørgen Henriksen said in court on Monday.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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