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Escaped Prisoner Still at Large

Authorities in Iceland and abroad continue their search for escaped prisoner Sindri Þór Stefánsson, RÚV reports.

Sindri Þór escaped a low-security prison yesterday, fleeing to Sweden by plane. He had been in custody from 2 February for his partaking in a robbery of 600 computers which were specially fitted for Bitcoin mining.

An international warrant has been issued for Sindri’s arrest, and Swedish police are involved in the search. Icelandic police have questioned several individuals, including Sindri’s wife, in an effort to ascertain his whereabouts. He is believed to have had help in escaping the prison and reaching Keflavík airport yesterday.

Gunnar Schram, assistant to the police commissioner, says police are investigating the intentions behind Sindri’s flight, whether it was simply to avoid justice or motivated by some other goal. As far as authorities know, Sindri has no connections in Sweden.

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