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One in Custody for Hamraborg Heist

By Yelena

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Photo: Golli.

One man is in custody in connection with a robbery that took place near Hamraborg, in Kópavogur, on March 25. RÚV reports that the man is around 40 years old and was arrested on April 30. The two perpetrators of the robbery stole an estimated ISK 10-20 million [$73,000-145,000 / €67,000-134,000] from a cash transport vehicle.

The entire incident transpired in a matter of seconds. In what appears to have been a meticulously planned robbery, the perpetrators swiftly manoeuvred a Toyota Yaris at high speed towards the Öryggismiðstöðin vehicle. Through breaking a window, they managed to snatch two cases filled with money and flee the scene.

One of the cases was subsequently found empty in an open field in Mosfellsbær, with indications that a dye pack had exploded in the bag. As a result, the banknotes from that bag should be blue. As noted by Vísir, the recovered banknotes are in denominations starting from ISK 500.

Yesterday Iceland Review reported on indications that the stolen banknotes had gone into circulation at locations operating gaming machines, among other places.

The arrested man will remain in custody until May 7.

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