Warning issued about thieves with anaesthetic gas

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If Life-insurance company warned vacationers abroad.


According to the insurance company, cases are reported annually where thieves use anaesthetic gas.

Jon Berge, Information Director of ‘If Damage Insurance’,told NRK news that France and Spain are the countries in Europe where the burglary method is used most frequently.

“It happens many times every year.This applies to both those who rent properties and those who own homes abroad.In addition, campers are particularly exposed. Such burglaries also occur in Sweden and the south. The frequency increases the farther south of Europe one goes, said Berge to the news channel.

Berge advised travellers to acquire an anaesthetic gas alert alarm.

“Then you will hear a loud sound if there is gas in the house.

You can not safeguard 100% against such an issue, but you can have some protection with a gas alert,” said Jon Berge to NRK.

Burglary where gas has been used has also occurrs in Norway.

In 2015, the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) issued a warning to camping tourists.

“However, most cases of such thefts do not occur at campgrounds,but in parking lots and picnic areas along the way,” said Jan Ivar Engebretsen, communications advisor at NAF, in a press release.


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