Police and city employees found 36 stolen bicycles when they were called in to clear out another illegal camp of Roma folk in the hills above Oslo this week. Around 40 persons were requested to leave the forested area at Sognsvann when the eviction began.
Mattresses and other equipment were removed while litter and other remains of the camp were thrown into garbage bins. The stolen bicycles were found under tarps along with other stolen goods, reported newspaper Aftenposten.
The razing of the camp began three days after city officials hung up signs warning that the camp would be cleared if its residents didn’t move out themselves. It’s illegal to camp in marka for more than two days in a row, so officials claimed the camp violated city regulations. Advocates for the Roma beggars protested the eviction.