Thieves made off with at least 50 AG3 automatic assault rifles, 22 Glock pistols and a marksman’s rifle from a guarded military camp in Lillehammer, newspaper VG reports. A military van with its keys left inside was loaded up and then used to drive away the guns.
“I can confirm that there was a major weapon theft last night. An abandoned military van has been found some distance from the camp. This can mean that the thief or thieves have switched vehicles there,” said police inspector Olav SÃ¸rby of the Gudbrandsdal police.
At JÃ¸rstadmoen camp there is little doubt that the theft was the work of professionals. A hole was cut in the 2.5 meter high fence and apparently used to enter the camp.
Police and Defense officials believe the theft required detailed information about the interior of the camp. It is still unknown how a manned military camp can be robbed without anyone noticing.
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