Capital-area police warn residents in and around Reykjavík against advertising their ongoing vacations on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Per a post on their Facebook page, authorities reported that several local homes have been broken into after their owners posted vacation photos on social media. This comes in the wake of a recent spate of thefts and burglaries around the city.
Thieves have mainly been stealing bicycles, electric scooters, and vespas, which police urge people to store indoors. They also warn against leaving valuables visible in parked cars.
Residents are also advised to notify their neighbours of their travel plans as “neighbourhood vigilance can often make all the difference when it comes to preventing break ins or reporting them.”