Post office robbed at gunpoint

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Two employees at one of Oslo’s few remaining post offices were met on arrival at work Saturday morning by three robbers who threatened them with a handgun, ordered them to turn over cash and then left them handcuffed.

It was a seldom hold-up during Norway’s three-day pinse holiday that ran through Monday. Police themselves noted that there haven’t been many bank or postal robberies lately, largely because neither have much if any cash on hand any longer.

The men who held up the Etterstad post office in Oslo’s Helfyr district were described as being in their 50s to 60s, pale and balding and possibly from Eastern Europe. Police were able to obtain photos and video of them from surveillance cameras. The car they used had been reported stolen, reported Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

newsinenglish.no staff