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Police: stolen Nazi camp gate probe could be complicated

  • The iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, with the slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") is displayed Saturday Dec. 3, 2016, after being found earlier this week by police in Bergen, Norway.  The infamous wrought iron gate was stolen two years ago, and is being cared for by police in Bergen before being returned to Germany. (Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix via AP)

    The iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, with the slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") is displayed Saturday Dec. 3, 2016, after being found earlier this week by police in Bergen, Norway. The infamous wrought iron gate was stolen two years ago, and is being cared for by police in Bergen before being returned to Germany. (Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • The iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, with the slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") is displayed Saturday Dec. 3, 2016, after being found earlier this week by police in Bergen, Norway. The infamous wrought iron gate was stolen two years ago, and is being cared for by police in Bergen before being returned to Germany. (Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix via AP)

    The iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, with the slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") is displayed Saturday Dec. 3, 2016, after being found earlier this week by police in Bergen, Norway. The infamous wrought iron gate was stolen two years ago, and is being cared for by police in Bergen before being returned to Germany. (Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Norwegian police say the investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found.

Police spokeswoman Kari Bjoerkhaug Trones says the gate with the cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei" — "Work sets you free" — was found Nov. 28 under a tarpaulin at a parking lot in a settlement north of Bergen, Norway's second-largest city.

Bjoerkhaug Trones said Saturday the gate that was now in police care, had been "there for quite some time with some junk." Police have no suspects.

The concentration camp near Munich was established by the Nazis in 1933. The missing gate originally was set into a larger gate at the camp's entrance.