Foreign gangs will receive a more severe punishment than Norwegians, police prosecutor Henning Klauseie states.
According to him, the police and the courts now want to send out a message to criminals, that Norway is not the place to commit crimes.
“They are here for a short time, steal a lot and go home again,” he told NRK.
He declares that Norway must have a deterrent for criminals after four Tess Stores were broken into during winter in a space of a short period.
“They are aware of the brands that are easy to sell. In addition, we see that the bands have been here several times previously to investigate the alarms and the like. Then they go in and come out the right way when they steal,” said the chain’s regional manager Helge Andersen.
Police have so far solved two of these break-ins, which has led to two Lithuanians being sentenced to six months in prison.
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