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The Foreigner Updated: Police warn of Oslo 2011 pickpockets. Members of the public are advised to be extra wary of their wallets during the FIS World Ski Championships at Holmenkollen. Police fear the huge event will attract a higher number of professional pickpockets than normal, and say catching them will be almost impossible. “Our advice is that World Cup visitors, especially those who are planning to use public transportation, do not leave for the event with more than what they need during the day”, Johan Fredriksen, operations manager for Oslo police, tells NTB.

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Updated: Police warn of Oslo 2011 pickpockets

Published on Tuesday, 22nd February, 2011 at 10:48 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan   .
Last Updated on 22nd February 2011 at 17:03.

Members of the public are advised to be extra wary of their wallets during the FIS World Ski Championships at Holmenkollen.



Police fear the huge event will attract a higher number of professional pickpockets than normal, and say catching them will be almost impossible.

“Our advice is that World Cup visitors, especially those who are planning to use public transportation, do not leave for the event with more than what they need during the day”, Johan Fredriksen, operations manager for Oslo police, tells NTB.

Spectators are also encouraged to guard their PIN number carefully, as thieves have been known to follow people for hours afterwards, if necessary, emptying bank accounts quickly once cards have been stolen. Wallets should also be placed where are they inaccessible.

However, the organizers say everything is under control, and that safety measures for the World Cup are adequate.

200 guards from security company G4S have been hired in, and 80 volunteer students from the Police Academy will also be responsible for protection at the proceedings, which officially open tomorrow.

G4S guards will also control the entrance gates, and drinking will be banned in most places.

“Alcohol is only allowed in the VIP area. It is important that the public puts the sports experience first,” says police officer Johan Fredriksen.



Published on Tuesday, 22nd February, 2011 at 10:48 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan   .
Last updated on 22nd February 2011 at 17:03.

This post has the following tags: oslo2011, fis, worldcupskichampionships, holmenkollen.





  
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