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Armed man arrested at Norway money facility. Two weapons were in his possession. Nobody had tipped off police beforehand despite having observed him on a train with a rifle, police say. Stavanger police apprehended the 24-year-old outside NOKAS’ Forus cash handling centre at 8:45, Wednesday. “We drove to the facility using all available personnel,” Sølvi Didriksen Ravndal, Rogaland Police District Operations Leader said in a statement.

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Armed man arrested at Norway money facility

Published on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 at 13:13 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd December 2014 at 13:40.

Two weapons were in his possession. Nobody had tipped off police beforehand despite having observed him on a train with a rifle, police say.

A NOKAS vehicle
One of NOKAS' many cash transport vehicles pictured outside a shop.A NOKAS vehicle
Photo: Nokasnorge/Wikimedia Commons


Stavanger police apprehended the 24-year-old outside NOKAS’ Forus cash handling centre at 8:45, Wednesday.

“We drove to the facility using all available personnel,” Sølvi Didriksen Ravndal, Rogaland Police District Operations Leader said in a statement.

The man, who gave himself up quietly, had alleged he was delivering Christmas presents to personnel there.

NOKAS staff had reported the incident to police at 8:09am after they saw him.

According to local publication Rogalands Avis, the man was seen aboard a train travelling between western Norway towns Bryne and Sandnes some 20 minutes earlier.

One of weapons he had with him, an AG-3 automatic rifle, police confirm, was clearly visible to travellers, the passenger who photographed him said.

Eyewitnesses explained that they overheard the man saying he was going to go to NOKAS before he exited the train onto the station platform.

An eyewitness to police’s operation outside the cash handling facility told regional publication Stavanger Aftenblad that officers shouted “lay down on the ground, we’re armed” to the man three or four times using a megaphone.

Police subsequently laid the man to the ground and handcuffed him before leading him away from the scene.

“We arrested one man in possession of one single-handed and one two-handed weapon outside the NOKAS building. He had not gained access to it,” explained Officer Gunn Beate Stendal.

The other weapon was a gas-operated pistol.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Police seized both firearms.

Officer Sølvi Didriksen Ravndal told reporters at today's press conference that they received a phone call after the arrest. The caller informed them "that it was probably the same person who had been observed on the train earlier that morning."

No members of the public had tipped police off before that time. The man is undergoing questioning at Stavanger Police Station.

On 5th April 2004, armed robbers hit NOKAS’ then cash depot in Stavanger. Some NOK 57.4m was stolen. It was the largest robbery in Norway’s history to date.

One Officer, Arne Sigve Klungland, was shot and killed in the line of duty while he was sitting in his police vehicle.

The 13 criminals involved were convicted and sentenced to a total of 181 years in prison some almost two years later.

NOK 51m is still missing.

The building in today’s incident is not the same one as in 2004.



Published on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 at 13:13 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd December 2014 at 13:40.

This post has the following tags: nokas, money, stavanger.





  
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