Hundreds of blank passports stolen in CPH

The City of Copenhagen is increasing security after thieves made off with 349 blank provisional passports.

Hundreds of blank passports stolen in CPH
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The City of Copenhagen’s citizen services department (Borgerservice) had 349 blank passports stolen in July and August, DR reports. 
The stolen passports are provisional and temporary but valid for seven months in all European countries. 
The passports were stolen in three separate break-ins at the Borgerservice locations in Valby and Bispebjerg. 
“In both occasions, the thieves managed to get a hold of the temporary passports even though they were in either a locked room or a safe,” Flemming Otto, a Borgerservice spokesman, told DR. 
Following the break-ins, the City of Copenhagen reports that it has increased security and taken extra precautions with the storage and registration of passports. 

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Copenhagen police lift stop-and-search zone

Police in Copenhagen have announced that stop and search zones put in place following a spate of knife violence in the Danish capital will now be lifted, after no further incidents occurred in the last week.

Copenhagen police lift stop-and-search zone

The stop and search zones (also called “visitation zones”), which were in effect in parts of the Nørrebro and Nordvest neighbourhoods, will not be continued and will expire on Thursday, police confirmed.

Recent weeks have not seen any further incidents, police stated, in reference to a spate of violence that flared in the area at the end of 2022.

When the zones are in effect, police within the zone can stop people and check their possessions without meeting the usual requirements to do so.

The stop-and-search zone was put in place on December 29th in response to five stabbings within a week in Copenhagen. It was extended on January 5th.

At the time, police said they believed several of the stabbings were between young men associated with criminal circles, but that there had been no sign of a conflict between established crime groups.

In Thursday’s tweet, police said that investigations into the incidents were “progressing”. No arrests have yet been made.