Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Garden (68), the wife of one of Norway's richest men, disappeared from his home in Lørenskog the 31. October. No one has heard from her since, but the police lit on Wednesday that they had been in contact with the alleged gjerningspersoner. These had promoted the løsepengekrav.
Both the police and other krimeksperter has determined that the case is unique in a Norwegian context. Internationally, however, there has been several similar kidnappings.late
Among the most notable is the kidnapping of Fabian Bengtsson, the heiress to the Swedish milliardkonsernet Ziba. 17. January 2005 he was at the age of 32 years abducted as he parked in the garage at work in Gothenburg, sweden. After 17 days in captivity, he was released.
For cases also in France, Belgium, England and Ireland promoted MANDATES already in 2011 with a warning that something similar could happen in Norway.
the Phenomenon has been nicknamed the Tiger kidnapping because the procedure can be compared with the way the predator hunts.
We have seen this is a phenomenon elsewhere in the world. Fortunately, it is the case that the type of physical crime first came to Norway later than in other places, but we had to dare to think that it could happen also with us, " says MANDATES-chief Jack Fischer Eriksen to NTB.– Lighter
the MANDATES are a membership organisation which aims to prevent crime against business. Several of the employees have experience from the PST or Kripos.
Fischer Eriksen, who himself has a background from the PST and the ministry of Foreign affairs, says that recent years have been developments in society which have made it easier to implement the so-called Tiger-kidnapping.
– It is easier to identify other people via social media today. In addition, it is easier to hide transactions via the internet, " he says.
On the basis of bortføringene in other countries decided MANDATES in 2017 to create a guide to fit the Tiger-kidnapping. This is done in cooperation with the police. The guide is not publicly available, but is shared out as needed.No ransom
In the Bengtsson case has the police and his family all the way claimed that it was never paid out a ransom. A 43-year-old kroat was eventually sentenced to 10 years in prison for the kidnapping.
like the police advise against Fischer Eriksen to give in to the pengekrav in both this type of cases and other forms of extortion.
On a general basis, we encourage to not pay. This also applies to threats on the internet and so-called løsepengevirus, says MANDATES the director.