In Norway unknown kidnapped the millionaire’s wife and demand a ransom in bitcoin
TASS, 9 Jan. The kidnappers threatened with death over a woman in case of refusal to pay €9 million in cryptocurrency Monero.
Criminals kidnapped the wife of a Norwegian investor Tom Hagen October 31, 2018 and demanded a ransom of €9 million As on Wednesday told journalists the representative of police of Norway Tommy Breske, law enforcement officers all the time were investigating and decided to disclose the information only now.
“Publishing this information was a complicated decision. We believe that the disclosure [of the abduction] may help to extract valuable information for further action,” said Breske.
68-year-old Anna-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen has gone missing from his home in the municipality of Lorenskog near Oslo 10 weeks ago. The police from the outset considered the version of abduction. Authorities confirmed that criminals demand a ransom in the amount of €9 million in bitcoin.
Earlier the newspaper Verdens Gang reported that we are talking about the Monero cryptocurrency.
Militiamen managed to establish a short-term contact with criminals. The kidnappers had threatened reprisals against the woman in case of failure conditions.