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Icelanders in Custody for Bank Robbery in Denmark

By Iceland Review

Two Icelandic citizens were sentenced to 27 days custody in Denmark yesterday to prevent them from leaving the country. The two men, who share the given name Bjarni, were arrested for armed robbery in a bank in Copenhagen on Wednesday.

The two Bjarnis barged into the bank, located on Amagerbrogade, armed with a gun and demanded money from the cashier, Fréttabladid reports.

Neither the robbers nor the staff of the bank could provide bags for the money, so they stuffed the bank notes, worth about ISK one million (USD 15,600, EUR 11,200) in total, into their pockets and socks.

Police tracked down the robbers about 15 minutes after they left the bank.

The two Bjarnis claimed in court that they had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the robbery and that the gun had been a toy.

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