Vandals smash 50 cars at Oslo Gardermoen

Latest in series of incidents targeting motorists

Vandals raided the parking area at Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen in the early hours of Thursday morning, attacking almost 50 cars parked there. It was the latest in a series of similar incidents targeting motorists traveling to and from the airport.

Police were amazed at the scene. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Åge Ødegaard, duty leader at the Gardermoen police station, told NRK Norwegian Broadcasting.

Vandals have previously smashed car windows, scratched the paint and punctured tires. This time, the vehicles vandalised were parked in the long-term lots P4 and P6. The first reports streaming in to police just before 5am.

“All their windshields are shattered, and in some of the cars the glove compartments have been broken into,” Ødegård said. “We won’t know if anything has been stolen until we get hold of the cars’ owners.”

He added: “We don’t know anything about the vandals right now, but we’re in the process of examining the cars to see if we find some DNA.” Surveillance film and photos are also reportedly being studied.

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[pictured: Aircraft at apron, Oslo Airport; photo by Øyvind Markussen, courtesy Oslo Lufthaven AS]