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Police in Iceland Investigate Break-Ins by Young Gang

A gang of boys has broken into a number of summerhouses in Iceland’s southwestern region lately. Their young age, the extent of the crime and their extremely ruthless behavior led investigators to suspect that the break-ins were organized by older criminals.

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Police in Selfoss arrested three boys, ages 15-19, last week. Three of them are in custody and one is staying at Studlar, a state-run treatment facility for teenagers, Morgunbladid reports.

They are all suspected of a number of break-ins in Árnessýsla and Borgarfjördur in south and west Iceland and have already been arrested on a previous occasion. A total of 64 break-ins to summerhouses have been reported in those regions.

Police in Akranes arrested four individuals on Tuesday evening who are suspected of being behind the break-ins. The wave of break-ins is believed to be the result of organized criminal activity and indicates a new development of crime in Iceland.

Three police departments are cooperating on this case, the police in Selfoss, Borgarnes and the Capital Region Police.

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