Two Rolex Thieves To Be Extradited - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Two Rolex Thieves To Be Extradited

Published March 9, 2012

Two of the four men suspected of having robbed the watch store Michelsen last year will be deported to Iceland. A third was sentenced yesterday, and the fourth remains at large.
Last October, Michelsen was robbed in broad daylight, the suspects holding staff at gunpoint and robbing millions of crowns’ worth of watches. One of the thieves was caught, in possession of the watches themselves, while the other three had left the country.
It then came to light that due to Iceland’s own extradition laws, the other three suspects could not be extradited from Poland, unless they left the country and were caught.
Vísir now reports that this has actually come to pass. Two of the four suspects were recently arrested in Switzerland. They will soon be extradited to Iceland to face charges.
A third suspect, the one who was arrested in Iceland, was convicted of having driven the getaway car and hiding the stolen goods and sentenced to five years in prison in Reykjavík District Court yesterday.
The fourth suspect is still at large, but presumed to be somewhere in Poland.

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