One of the three men who were sentenced to prison for the armed robbery of watchmaker Michelsen in downtown Reykjavík on October 17 last year has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
The men were charged with having violently attacked and threatened the staff of the store before robbing it. The three men and a fourth accomplice are known as “The Rolex Raiders” in the Icelandic media.
The three men confessed to taking part in the robbery but denied being involved in its planning and funding.
During the main hearing of the case at the District Court of Reykjavík, two of the defenders claimed that the other had organized the robbery and forced them to take part. The court reportedly rejected the claims.
The store reclaimed the loot following the arrest of the men.