Danish News in Brief: Returned from Rio, stolen in Silkeborg

The bicycle of five-time green jersey winner Peter Sagan is among around 20 stolen from a shop in east Jutland

A bicycle dealer in Silkeborg in east Jutland opened his doors to his worst nightmare on Monday morning, but now ruefully concedes that the operation that deprived him of 700,000 kroner’s worth of bikes was a pro job.

By cutting a hole in the roof, the thieves did not enter the shop and instead hoisted up 16-20 bicycles, including a 80,000 kroner mountain bike used by Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan, a five-time winner of the green jersey at the Tour de France, in the 2016 Olympics at Rio.

10,000 kroner award offered 
Peter Jakobsen, the owner of BikeWorld, told TV Midtvest he believes the theft is related to a suspicious leak that appeared in his roof a month ago, and he remembers two suspicious-looking male customers at the time.

BikeWorld has offered an award of 10,000 kroner for information that results in a conviction.


Shot in the arse
A 30-year-old man was shot in the arse in Nørrebro on Tuesday evening. Two men travelling on a moped on Nørrebrogade near Den Røde Plads are believed to have fired four shots at around 19:00, according to Copenhagen Police. The victim, who is recovering in hospital, has gang affiliations. The moped was later found burnt out at nearby Fuglebakken Station. The shooting follows similar incidents last week in Mjølnerparken in Nørrebro and on Rovsinggade in Østerbro.

Two survive plane crash
A man and a woman in their 60s survived an aborted take-off at Grenaa Airport in east Jutland on Tuesday morning. Fortunately an off-duty firefighter was on the scene and able to help the duo off the plane. Departing for Ærø, the plane ran into trouble and crashed into some trees and caught fire.

Car rolling trend catching on
Police in the Danish capital report that a new crime trend is growing in the city: car rolling. So far, vehicles have been turned on their side or back in Østerbro, Kongens Lyngby and Søborg, where four cars were overturned on Sunday night. The police, who describe the trend as extreme vandalism, are appealing for witnesses. The maximum sentence for extreme vandalism is four years in prison.

Police employing more specialists
The Danish police are increasingly employing workers with professional backgrounds outside fighting crime, according to Rigspolitiet figures obtained by DR. Ten years ago, the force employed 10,828 officers and 3,443 other workers to help fight crime in specialist areas such as finance, child pornography and cybercrime. But while the number of officers remains pretty much unchanged at 10,630 today, the police force now employs 4,454 other workers.

Hacker group targeting armed forces
The Fancy Bear hacker group is targeting staff who work for Danish Defence and the Defence Ministry, reports Information newspaper. It is believed Fancy Bear has obtained email information via the Russian state.

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