Youth robbed on Oslo metro lines

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Police in Oslo reported they were using “lots of resources” to track down gangs of young men who were behind another rash of robberies on public transportation during the weekend. 

Several of the robberies and attempted robberies on Easter Sunday afternoon and evening occurred on the T-bane (metro) line between Majorstuen and Smedstad, while another was reported on the Frognerseteren line around the affluent area of Vinderen. Various witnesses reported the robberies, not the victims themselves, some of whom are believed to be as young as 14 and may have been threatened into remaining silent.

Police, however, were urging all the victims to report the attacks, which involved robbery at knifepoint of brand-name clothing, mobile phones and, in at least one case, wireless headphones.

The assailants are believed to be gang members between the ages of 18 and 20, with police claiming they had several leads suspects, not least after reviewing video from surveillance cameras.

newsinenglish.no staff