A polar bear pelt worth ISK 1.2 million (USD 10,000, EUR 7,700) was stolen from the store The Viking on Laugavegur shopping street in downtown Reykjavík last weekend. The pelt was imported from Kulusuk, Greenland, ruv.is reports.
According to store manager Tinna Berglind Guðmundsdóttir, an Icelandic man came to the store on Saturday and expressed interest in purchasing the pelt. He negotiated a price and said he would return the following day to pick it up and pay for it.
He later asked to be able to put the pelt aside where no one else could see. A few days later, there was no sign of the man or the pelt.
Several days later, the store’s staff heard about a man at a club in Reykjavík having boasted about stealing the pelt. The store is offering a big reward to anyone providing information about the thief.