A break-in occurred at Hamraborg in Ísafjörður on Saturday night. The burglar, a bearded man dressed in black, stole all the cigarettes in the store. Gísli Úlfarsson, one of Hamraborg’s owners, said that it will cost him about 600,000 ISK to replenish his stock.
Police in the Westfjords posted photos of the burglar taken from the shop’s surveillance camera. The photos are quite clear, and authorities estimate that it will not be difficult to catch him.
It is suspected that he entered the store through a back door, which was left unlocked. Notably, the entrance the thief used directly faces the police station in Ísafjörður, which is probably why the shop didn’t have an anti-theft protection system installed.
In a somewhat wholesome twist, the town of Ísafjörður will not be going through nicotine withdrawals, as a rival business came through at the last minute to loan Gísli a few cartons of cigarettes. “We’re not going to torture people unnecessarily,” Gísli told Vísir.
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