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Norway police air video in tycoon's wife abduction case

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This is an undated handout picture distributed by Norwegian police on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of the Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million.) it was reported on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (Norway Police via AP)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police investigating the believed abduction of millionaire Tom Hagen's wife released Thursday two surveillance videos taken outside the businessman's office on the day she disappeared.

Police called for the three people seen in the Oct. 31 video to get in touch. Hagen's 68-year-old wife, Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, disappeared that day and police believe she has been abducted.

Chief police investigator Tommy Broeske said one of the men was seen walking on a road before turning around and going back down the road immediately. Police wanted to speak to the man, as well as another person walking on the same road and a passing cyclist.

According to Norway's VG newspaper, a note found in the couple's house, east of Oslo, claimed that Falkevik Hagen would be killed if the ransom — reportedly to be of 9 million euros ($10.3 million) — wasn't paid in the cryptocurrency Monero or if the police got involved.

Police were informed about Falkevik Hagen's disappearance on Oct. 31, but did not publicly speak about the incident until Wednesday. Since then, police had received "more than 100 tips," Broeske said, adding "several seems to be interesting" without elaborating.

"We still have no suspects," he said.

Hagen is number 172 on a list of Norway's wealthiest people published by the financial magazine Kapital, with a fortune estimated to be nearly 1.7 billion kroner ($200 million) in 2018.

At centre, a view of the home of Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen and his wife Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million). (Tore Meek, NTB scanpix via AP)
A view of the home of missing woman Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of one of Norway's richest men, Tom Hagen, in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the wife of one of Norway's richest men may have been abducted and a demand for 9-million euro ($10.3-million) ransom in a cryptocurrency, considered a popular virtual currency among cyber-criminals, has been made. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP)
FILE - This 2011 file photo shows Norwegian investor Tom Hagen in Lillehammer, Norway. The wife of a Norwegian multimillionaire missing since Oct. 31 probably has been kidnapped, police said Wednesday, Jan. 9 2019, adding that her suspected abductors have demanded a ransom reported to be over $10 million.  Police say they have no suspects in the disappearance of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the 68-year-old wife of Tom Hagen - a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company. (Torbjorn Olsen/NTB scanpix via AP, file)
Police inspector Tommy Brøske speaks during a press conference in Lillestrom, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million.)  (Ole Berg-Rusten, NTB scanpix via AP)
FILE - This 2011 file photo shows Norwegian investor Tom Hagen in Lillehammer, Norway. The wife of a Norwegian multimillionaire missing since Oct. 31 probably has been kidnapped, police said Wednesday, Jan. 9 2019, adding that her suspected abductors have demanded a ransom reported to be over $10 million.  Police say they have no suspects in the disappearance of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the 68-year-old wife of Tom Hagen - a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company. (Torbjorn Olsen/NTB scanpix via AP, file)
FILE - This 2011 file photo shows Norwegian investor Tom Hagen in Lillehammer, Norway. The wife of a Norwegian multimillionaire missing since Oct. 31 probably has been kidnapped, police said Wednesday, Jan. 9 2019, adding that her suspected abductors have demanded a ransom reported to be over $10 million. Police say they have no suspects in the disappearance of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the 68-year-old wife of Tom Hagen - a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company. (Torbjorn Olsen/NTB scanpix via AP, file)
At centre, a view of the home of Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen and his wife Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million). (Tore Meek, NTB scanpix via AP)
At centre, a view of the home of Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen and his wife Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million). (Tore Meek, NTB scanpix via AP)
Police inspector Tommy Brøske speaks during a press conference in Lillestrom, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million.)  (Ole Berg-Rusten, NTB scanpix via AP)
Police inspector Tommy Brøske speaks during a press conference in Lillestrom, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million.) (Ole Berg-Rusten, NTB scanpix via AP)
This is an undated handout picture distributed by Norwegian police on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of the Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million.) it was reported on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (Norway Police via AP)
This is an undated handout picture distributed by Norwegian police on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of the Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen. Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million.) it was reported on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (Norway Police via AP)
A view of the home of missing woman Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of one of Norway's richest men, Tom Hagen, in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the wife of one of Norway's richest men may have been abducted and a demand for 9-million euro ($10.3-million) ransom in a cryptocurrency, considered a popular virtual currency among cyber-criminals, has been made. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP)
A view of the home of missing woman Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of one of Norway's richest men, Tom Hagen, in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the wife of one of Norway's richest men may have been abducted and a demand for 9-million euro ($10.3-million) ransom in a cryptocurrency, considered a popular virtual currency among cyber-criminals, has been made. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP)