Swedes stole watches from goldsmith in Oslo
The joy did, however, not last long. The police have managed to secure the NOK 5 million worth of watches that were stolen from a goldsmith in Oslo on Monday. The arrested perpetrators, both in their twenties, are Swedish nationals.
Section Head of Oslo Police District, Rune Skjold, informs VG of this.
“Due to good police work onsite, and in the further operational work, the police managed to retrieve stolen watches worth just over NOK 5 million,” Skjold states.
The accused are, according to the police, Swedish nationals associated with a Norwegian gang of profit criminals. They are to be presented for remand custody on Wednesday.
The notification of the robbery of Thune Gullsmed in Stortingsgata in Oslo City came at 11.30 am on Monday. Shots were, allegedly, fired inside the goldsmith shop.
Witnesses at the site tell NTB that two persons entered the shop wearing helmets. One shot was, allegedly, fired outside, before the two robbers set off on a scooter. The robbers threw out so-called Spanish riders in order to prevent any pursuit as they made their way from the scene,
Apprehended by the Akerselva river
The arrest took place at Grünerløkka just off Foss High School. It took place just minutes after the dramatic robbery. Pictures indicate that there a collision occurred between the escape vehicle and a police car.
“The police had plenty of resources available in the area. They managed to pick up the escape. The two suspects were arrested after resolute action by a police patrol. The actual arrest was facilitated by the police forcing the scooter to stop,” Operations Manager of the Oslo Police, Svein Arild Jørundland, enlightens.
Police state that the arrested Swedish citizens were born in 1989 and 1991 respectively.
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