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The Foreigner Norway vandals ruin foreigners’ Christmas tree sales. Unknown villains in eastern Norway cut the tops off some 600 Christmas trees, destroying several thousand kroners’-worth of income during the night. Losses following both incidents, which took place outside Buskerud County shops Dags Marked in Strømsø, Drammen, and Maxbo in Lier, are estimated to be NOK 300,000. This equals about USD 48,735/EUR 35,737/GBP 29.830 at today’s ROE. Vikram Singh, company Lier Planteland’s general manager as well as seller for some eight years, said, Thursday, he found the whole thing “just sad”.

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Norway vandals ruin foreigners’ Christmas tree sales

Published on Friday, 20th December, 2013 at 14:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Unknown villains in eastern Norway cut the tops off some 600 Christmas trees, destroying several thousand kroners’-worth of income during the night.



Losses following both incidents, which took place outside Buskerud County shops Dags Marked in Strømsø, Drammen, and Maxbo in Lier, are estimated to be NOK 300,000. This equals about USD 48,735/EUR 35,737/GBP 29.830 at today’s ROE.

Vikram Singh, company Lier Planteland’s general manager as well as seller for some eight years, said, Thursday, he found the whole thing “just sad”.

“My Christmas is ruined”, he told local paper Drammens Tidende, “and I’ll also have to spend a lot of time and money today clearing and driving away the broken trees and bringing new ones.”

Colleague Michael Utsrzycki also viewed what had happened with disbelief. Both Christmas tree sellers sleep in a caravan parked outside Dags Marked not too far from where business is conducted.

“I’m shocked that this type of thing can happen in Norway. This means we’re now going to have to keep watch all night,” Mr Utsrzycki said.

Meanwhile, wholesalers Ligos’ Bjørnar Bjelland, whose company sold the Christmas trees to Lier Planteland, believes whoever was behind this knew what they were doing.

One of his reasons, he explained to the paper, was because they cut the trees in a particular place, ruining them for re-sale.

“They’ve not only broken branches, but used a special type of cutters [too],” he added.

“I’ve experienced thefts, but I understand this because then you can sell the trees on,” Drammens Tidende reported Vikram Singh as saying. “This is something else entirely, however. Someone out there must be angry with me.”

A Søndre Buskerud District Police spokesperson told The Foreigner, Friday, they have no leads for now. According to them, nobody heard or saw what happened.

Officers are asking members of the public for assistance, requesting they come forward with any information they might have.

Police at Lier local station can be reached on 32 22 98 40, or by dialing the national number 02800.



Published on Friday, 20th December, 2013 at 14:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

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