Jewelry Store Robbers in Custody

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Jewelry Store Robbers in Custody

Reykjavík’s District Court has sentenced two men under the age of twenty to custody, for their involvement in an attempted robbery in a jewelry store in the center and a robbery in a grocery store in the east of the city, or Austurborg area of Reykjavík. The police requested the men be sent to custody during the investigation.

The two men were arrested on Tuesday in connection with a police investigation regarding a robbery that took place in a grocery store near the city center, and an attempted but unsuccessful robbery at the GÞ Jewelry on Laugavegur in the heart of the city, as Iceland Review reported on Tuesday.

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GÞ Jewelry is located in the red building. Photo by Icelandic Photo Agency.

An explosion was heard at approximately 5 o’clock on Tuesday morning on Laugavegur and its vicinity. The damage was substantial to the jewelry placed by the double glazed window the thieves attempted to explode with dynamite.The police consider the bomb that exploded to have been a threat to public safety. The bomb was homemade and the plan was to break into the jewelry store.

An hour later, the second robbery was committed in a grocery store nearby. They used a syringe to threaten the store clerk on duty and got away with a substantial amount of money, mbl.is reports.

The police had asked the public to assist them in their investigation by helping them to find a third party thought to be connected to the active investigation, but they  turned themselves in to police last night, mbl.is reports.

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