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Posted 05 April 2004 - 13:31

Got quite a shock when I watched the news this morning. There had been a dramatic bank robbery in my hometown Stavanger. It took place in the middle of the morning rush, and Police and innocent bystanders were caught in the middle of a raging gun battle which left one policeman dead. The robbery had all the hallmarks of being committed by professionals.

As the police-station was alerted of the robbery, a lorry was parked in front of the exit of the police garage and set alight, blocking the exit so that the police cars were unable to get out. At the same time CS gas released in front of the main entrance of the police station and the bank that was being robbed. A plainclothes policeman was taken hostage by the robbers and forced lay facedown on the pavement, but was left behind when the robbers drove off.

The stolen cars that were used in the robbery were later dumped and set on fire. Most of the city centre of Stavanger is closed off, and there are numerous police checkpoints guading the main roads, airports and ferry terminals.

Here's some pictures from this dramatic event. It all sounds like a script from a movie like “Heat” or something. Definitely not something we are used here anyway.

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 13:41

Wow. Seems pretty full on.

Is there any indication for how much money all this carnage was for?
I know I shouldn't encourage such behaivour, but it's drunken comedy gold.

Hey denoir I bleive in god and carl segan. what do you think of that eh? I bet you are thinking \"I do not like this Sputnik Monroe guy\". WHy man, I aint so bad I bet we would see eye to eye on a lot of things if you where not such a mean agnry swede. Your like a swedish version of that guy who hates people but they are just like him.


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Posted 05 April 2004 - 13:44

It wasn't really a bank, but more of a cash depot for the banks in the area. Chances are that there was quite a bit of cash.

Seems that the policeman who was gunned down inside his car, may be the father of someone I know. I'll have to wait til they release his name before I know for certain Posted Image





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Posted 05 April 2004 - 13:45

looks similar to an robbery in vienna two or three months ago...  Posted Image
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 14:14

Here's some pics from the scene of the robbery:

The police car that was shot up:
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Here's the lorry which was set on fire and used to block the police garage exit:
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Here's the escape vehicles that were torched:
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Here's various casings and bulletholes found at the scene:
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And here's various pictures of armed police:
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 14:24

You actually can't believe how good it was planned.
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 14:33

Creepy shit, R.I.P fallen police man, and for the rest of you, go get the bastards.  Posted Image this makes me think the Malexander incidident a couple of years ago.. Posted Image




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Posted 05 April 2004 - 14:36

You actually can't believe how good it was planned.

As I said before, it's like it's been taken out of a moviescript. The timing, the truck blocking the way of the policecars and the CS gas seems to be proof that this was very well planned.

Eyewitnesses say that assaultrifles were used by the robbers. On of the robbers was seen armed with an AG3. (Norwegian liscencedbuilt HK G3). Eyewitnesses also say that the road leading from the Police station towards town was boobytrapped by a puncture mat, while a second road was blocked by a car that was parked in across the road.

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 14:41

yeah I woke up to this news as well this morning.

I live in Stavanger as well though now I`m not home.

I might know the son of the policeman who got killed as well, but I`ll have to wait until the name is published.

All that is confirmed is that he is in his 50`s.

What makes me angry is not only the brutality of the robbery but also the fact that the robbers shot in all directions while escaping the scene, I mean as in NO respect for innocent bystanders which is a really " rare " behavior at least in Norway where I get the impression that in most cases the civilians are " sheltered " from these episodes even from the robbers side.

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 14:46

What makes me angry is not only the brutality of the robbery but also the fact that the robbers shot in all directions while escaping the scene, I mean as in NO respect for innocent bystanders which is a really " rare " behavior at least in Norway where I get the impression that in most cases the civilians are " sheltered " from these episodes even from the robbers side.

Most of the bystanders thought this was some kind of police excercise to begin with. It was only when they saw the bulletcasings afterwards that it dawned on them that this was the real thing.

The actual robbery took no more than 20-25 minutes, and the police spokesperson said that it was excecuted with military presision.
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 15:01

Shocking yes, but probably even more so because of where it was conducted. Our parts of Norway have been relatively quiet for a long time  Posted Image
It's not the first time a spectacular robbery has taken place though:
Robbery last year!





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Posted 05 April 2004 - 15:06

Holy molly, that's not very good for public safety is it. Would not want to be in the middle of this when I'm driving to work etc.

Terrible for the dead officer/family.
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 15:10

Damn missed it on TV
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 15:13

Shocking yes, but probably even more so because of where it was conducted. Our parts of Norway have been relatively quiet for a long time  Posted Image
It's not the first time a spectacular robbery has taken place though:
Robbery last year!

What a coincidence
I was discussing that one with fellow students earlier today.

That robbery took place in Oslo, and we’ve come to expect a robbery there almost daily now.
The one that took place today was different though, and caught us all unaware. Not something you would expect in the peaceful western Norway.

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 15:14

Oh shit.

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* edit: Or I should say I know who the policeman is and have been on several courses and other social gatherings with his son. I don't know them personally though.

It's a tragedy anyway.





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Posted 05 April 2004 - 15:19

My condolences to you, the freinds and family.
I know I shouldn't encourage such behaivour, but it's drunken comedy gold.

Hey denoir I bleive in god and carl segan. what do you think of that eh? I bet you are thinking \"I do not like this Sputnik Monroe guy\". WHy man, I aint so bad I bet we would see eye to eye on a lot of things if you where not such a mean agnry swede. Your like a swedish version of that guy who hates people but they are just like him.


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Posted 05 April 2004 - 16:55

Even more evidence that this robbery was very well planned beforehand. Number plates used on the escape vehicles were stolen in Oslo around 1. April.

This robbery is being characterized as the worst robbery ever committed in Norway

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 17:14

Policeforce is 200 men short and the budget on Police can't
fill out all the unemployed spaces. More budget to police!!
Many unsolved robberys here in Norway too, stupid police  Posted Image

Plus the police. I think, was slow to respond on this robbery.
But after many hours they finally closed half of the cities
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 17:34

Sounds like the same guys that robbed a money transfer car (I dont know the right name for it) in Finland. Robbers had assault rifles, they used spikes to puncture chasing police cars tires, they torched their cars and escaped with the money.
Same thing happened in somewhere scandinavia few days before that incident in Finland. I think it was Denmark. There too robbers had assault rifles, they robbed a money transfer car in airport and escaped with money and were never caught.

Sounds like real professionals. In radio they said that robbers in Norway had bullet proof vests and kevlar helmets. Interpol is brobably going crazy with this. I mean where in hell do they get assault rifles and all that fancy equipment like tear gas?
Not some ordinary robbers that go to a bar with their money and start to brag about the robbery. They brobably dont understand to stop when they still can get away with it and get caught or shot.
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 17:48

Sounds like the same guys that robbed a money transfer car (I dont know the right name for it) in Finland. Robbers had assault rifles, they used spikes to puncture chasing police cars tires, they torched their cars and escaped with the money.

Yes I remember that. I was kinda worried by how professional the robbers were. They could very well be the same ones as now.
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