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Romanians top robbery statistics. Police say they face tough challenge. There’s been a dramatic rise in the number of robberies committed by Romanians in the past three years. Figures released by Kripos show that Romanians carried out more crimes than Poles and Lithuanians put together in the first seven months of 2009. Widespread HQ of Norwegian police unit Kripos, OsloZorrolll/Wikimedia CommonsThe police have a big job on their hands. Crimes committed by foreigners across police districts take place very quickly, according to Morten Hojem Ervik – head of the organised crime section at the National Police Directorate.

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Romanians top robbery statistics

Published on Thursday, 29th October, 2009 at 11:21 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Police say they face tough challenge.

Bulletproof window after robbery attempt
Bulletproof window after robbery attempt
Photo: Raimond Spekking/Wikipedia


There’s been a dramatic rise in the number of robberies committed by Romanians in the past three years. Figures released by Kripos show that Romanians carried out more crimes than Poles and Lithuanians put together in the first seven months of 2009.

Widespread

HQ of Norwegian police unit Kripos, Oslo
HQ of Norwegian police unit Kripos, Oslo
Zorrolll/Wikimedia Commons
The police have a big job on their hands. Crimes committed by foreigners across police districts take place very quickly, according to Morten Hojem Ervik – head of the organised crime section at the National Police Directorate.

Most of it is committed by Romanians, and it’s not just credit card fraud. The criminals seem to specialise in hitting certain types of shops.

“We’ve noticed that Romanians are behind serious robberies from TV and electrical retailers, phone shops, outlets selling photography equipment, and building-supply warehouses,” Thor Martin Bjerke, security advisor to the Federation of Norwegian Commercial and Service Enterprises (HSH) tells Aftenposten.

“Serious”

Knut Storberget, the Minister of Justice, wants to do something about it.

“We’re looking at ways of how to hold Romanians in custody longer. They won’t be released at the end of their sentence, but sit in jail until we can put them on a plane,” the paper reports.

Storberget goes on to say that the Romanian authorities are worried that the crime statistics will ruin the country’s reputation, and both countries take the matter very seriously.

See today’s column written by our Romanian contributor Oana Pintilie from “the other side”.



Published on Thursday, 29th October, 2009 at 11:21 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: romanians, criminals, burglaries, fraud, shops, robberies, cards, statistics, norwegian, police, serious, worry, reputation.





  
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