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Major weapon theft from military in Norway

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posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 06:53 PM
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"Thieves made off with at least 50 AG3 automatic assault rifles, 22 Glock pistols and a marksman's rifle from a guarded military camp in Lillehammer, newspaper VG reports. A military van with its keys left inside was loaded up and then used to drive away the guns."

"...there is little doubt that the theft was the work of professionals"

"Police and Defense officials believe the theft required detailed information about the interior of the camp. It is still unknown how a manned military camp can be robbed without anyone noticing"



Actually, in the norwegian articles they report that 50-70 pcs. AG-3 was stolen, together with 20 Glock pistols, 2 Luger guns and one Sniper-rifle




Weapons stolen from military


AG-3:


This is embarrasing...
Before this happened there was more than 1000 (one-thousand)
AG- 3 automatic assault rifles missing from the military in Norway.
Recently there was also stolen a big amount of dynamite from a military storage...
Could we expect a terrorist attack soon in Norway?
Or are somebody just planning another robbery?




posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:01 PM
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my guess is these weapons weren't stolen for the immediate purpose of comitting crimes, but for money. weapons of this type would probably sell for a fortune within the EU, and the fact that the criminals were able to pull it off in a military base suggests they were professionals, as the article says. who buys them though is a good question. i would guess it's easier to sell to russian/cis mafia from norway than to terrorist factions, considering both geographic location and the heat currently on terrorists.

-koji K.



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 10:44 PM
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I always wondered what guns went for on the black market in Europe especially in countries like the UK where most guns are banned.

I would think the guns were stolen for some local group because cant you by just about any gun in Switzerland? How hard would it be to sneak them out of Switerland well atleast compared to stealing from a Military.



posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 05:20 AM
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Switzerland to my knowledge has extremely strict gun control laws. I don't think you can buy anything there (except maybe handguns). I could be wrong on this. Every voting male above a certain age in Switzerland does however have to keep their service rifle locked in their home, but an inspector comes round once or twice a year to check that you have the gun and have not used any of its ammo, so it would be difficult to sell these on the black market. This is what I've heard second-hand... I'm not sure if it's correct... any Swiss out there want to let me know?

-koji K.

[edit on 27-8-2004 by koji_K]



posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 05:38 AM
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[edit on 28/8/04 by COMSEUR]



posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 05:58 AM
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Originally posted by koji_K
Switzerland to my knowledge has extremely strict gun control laws. I don't think you can buy anything there (except maybe handguns). I could be wrong on this. Every voting male above a certain age in Switzerland does however have to keep their service rifle locked in their home, but an inspector comes round once or twice a year to check that you have the gun and have not used any of its ammo, so it would be difficult to sell these on the black market. This is what I've heard second-hand... I'm not sure if it's correct... any Swiss out there want to let me know?

-koji K.

[edit on 27-8-2004 by koji_K]


It is not uncommon, I've read, to see people riding their bikes in Switzerland with a hunting rifle slung on their back. Switzerland is held up as a prime example of a country where gun ownership amongst the population does not result in a massive amount of gun homicides. (Anyone who is Swiss might like to add some insight here?)

As far as I am concerned, free ownership of guns resulting in a high number of gun homicides is a cultural issue, such as in the US.



posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 06:14 AM
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Found this site with some info on Swiss gun laws:

www.seark.net...

-koji K.



posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 06:38 AM
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good info. Here is some more.

news.bbc.co.uk...

[edit on 27-8-2004 by cargo]



posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 08:36 PM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
Or are somebody just planning another robbery?


Well,
An armed robbery took place in the middle of Oslo, Norway just two hours ago.
Got very little details about it just now,
but gunshots were fired and one of the desperados is injured.
They tried to rob a "valuable-transport" (not sure what word to use here, but you get the picture),
and it took place around 1:30 AM (middle of the night) local time
Two of three desperados got arrested.
No reports so far on the condition on the injured one...



posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 03:12 AM
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There was wrong reports regarding the desperado getting shot.
Nobody got shot.
Four shots were fired.

However, the famous porno-actor Rocco was there in the middle of it, shooting a pornomovie.
And they filmed the robbery.


Norwegian link, sorry. But there are pictures and a link to a video. The video requires registration, though...



[edit on 2004/8/30 by Hellmutt]



posted on Sep, 20 2004 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
Recently there was also stolen a big amount of dynamite from a military storage...


Some of the dynamite have been found by some kids...

Children found dynamite



"The two boys, age five and seven, found something quite unexpected when they were out picking mushrooms with their mother; a bag full of dynamite.

The dynamite, which was enough to blow up several of houses, was handed over to the police who have launched an investigation."



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