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Police Track Snowy Footprints, Arrest Thief

Police officers in Akureyri were able to locate and arrest a thief by following his footprints through newly fallen snow, RÚV reports.

The perpetrator threatened two supermarket employees with a knife around 7 am on Sunday morning before making off with a relatively small amount of cash from the register. After arriving on the scene, police followed the man’s footprints to where he was hiding. The man was thought to be under the influence of both alcohol and drugs at the time of his arrest; he did not resist.

The caper was reported on the Akureyri police’s Facebook page, which also noted that all of the store employees had been offered trauma counseling as needed. Police were still considering whether or not the man would be kept in custody and interrogated him, although it was considered unlikely at the time of writing that he had any accomplices.

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