A man is suspected of four armed robberies in the past two months, according to Jóhann Karl Þórisson, deputy chief superintendent at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police. The robberies took place in four different municipalities, mbl.is reports.
The first robbery took place on September 26 at the Bílaapótek pharmacy in Kópavogur. A man entered the pharmacy with his face covered and armed with a knife. He escaped with money and drugs.
The second robbery was committed November 5 at the pharmacy Suðurver in Reykjavík. The robber was masked and threatened employees with a knife. He left the scene with drugs and money.
Only four days later, a man and a woman were arrested, fleeing the scene of a robbery at the Ólafsvík Pharmacy on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. As in the other robberies, the man had threatened employees with a knife.
Finally, Tuesday night, two individuals were arrested, following an armed robbery of Apótek Suðurnesja pharmacy in Keflavík. One of the men was the one arrested on Snæfellsnes November 9. They were still in police custody when mbl.is published the story.