Recently, a Norwegian crypto multimillionaire fell prey to an attempted robbery which compelled him to jump from his second-floor balcony to escape. The news surfaced on local outlet TV 2, on September 8. The 40-year-old multimillionaire had been involved in the crypto industry for ten years and had made a name for himself by building a fortune of 100 million Norwegian Krone, which is close to 10 to $11.2 million.
A deadly encounter
As per reports, the unfortunate incident took place on May 14 when the millionaire was in his private apartment in a housing block in Oslo, Norway. The robber reportedly rang the victim’s doorbell, when the victim opened the door; he was confronted by the suspect with a shotgun in his hand. According to the indictment by the Attorney General’s office in Oslo, the robber allegedly threatened the victim saying:
“Lie down, or I’ll Shoot.”
Victim jumps from the second floor to save himself
There were no casualties, and shots weren’t fired as the victim managed to escape by throwing himself out of the second-floor balcony and landing on the street below. Whether he was harmed during the escape is still unknown. When asked to comment on the incident, the victim’s attorney refused.
The details of the victim’s professional life haven’t been mentioned anywhere, the only thing known about the millionaire is that he is supposedly the general manager and owner of an unnamed organization within the cryptocurrency industry. The man-made quite a name for himself and came into the spotlight, courtesy of his financial success.
The accused is being defended by lawyer Benedikte Johansen, he said that his client did not admit to the charges against him and he refused further comments.
The hearing will take place on October 17 and 18, and the case is headed by police lawyer Ellen Karine Aas.
Is the crypto industry to blame?
The Crypto industry is mostly associated with illicit activities and the sole reason behind such acquisitions is ignorance. The lack of proper and correct information has led people to believe what the modern-day media wants them to believe. Criminal activities will keep hanging on trying to get their hands on whatever they can get but that doesn’t mean we must boycott the entire industry. After all, even fiat can be termed as dirty.