Five arrested after brutal burglary

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Police in Oslo were holding five men on Tuesday, all suspected of storming into a house at Hellerud in Oslo during the middle of the night and terrorizing a family before robbing them.

Armed with clubs and iron rods, the burglars broke into the house while the family was sleeping around 4:30am on Monday. Police said three of the six persons living in the house were physically attacked and injured, while others, including a 10-year-old girl and her grandmother, were treated for shock.

The owner of the house, a 38-year-old man, had recently taken over a pizza restaurant and police suspect the burglars thought he had a lot of cash in the house. There were some similar, brutal burglaries in Oslo last year, where business owners were the targets.

The suspects are all Norwegian citizens who emigrated to Norway from Bosnia, reported news bureau NTB. Two have earlier been convicted of robbery and the three others also have criminal records. Police wouldn’t detail what led to their arrests at their own homes on Monday afternoon.

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