Police investigating a dramatic robbery in Oslo’s multicultural Grønland district over the weekend confirmed on Thursday they’d found a second car related to the theft. Investigators could not go into many details, but said they had several strong leads on the case.
Masked robbers armed with automatic weapons targeted the Sheikh Enterprises clothing and jewelery store in broad daylight on Saturday. They smashed windows and glass cases with crowbars and grabbed valuables, before running from the store firing shots in the air in front of terrified bystanders. Their black Audi with Swedish license plates was later found burnt out in a nearby street.
“I can confirm that we found another car on Tuesday, and that it is a vehicle that is also related to the robbery,” Einar Aas, the head of Oslo police district’s organized crime unit, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). “I cannot say anything more than that the car will be undergoing forensic examination.”
“We have some theories on what has happened, but for the sake of the investigation I can not say anything more than that, all I can say is that there’s progress with the case,” he continued.
Police are still investigating a possible connection with Sweden, and hope to recover DNA evidence from traces of clothing found in the burnt out car.