From Iceland — Cement Truck Bandit Update: Driver Released

Cement Truck Bandit Update: Driver Released

Published March 13, 2020

Poppy Askham
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Police have released the man who stole a cement-mixing truck from a Vitastígur building site and took it for a joy-ride through central Reykjavik as reported yesterday morning.

The driver was questioned by officers following his arrest, but police are yet to officially comment on the nature of his case.

The incident took place at around 9am yesterday morning, towards the end of the morning rush hour in Reykjavik. The vehicle careered down Laugavegur and Bankastræti, around Lækjargata and along Sæbraut, driving a considerable distance on the wrong side of the road and ignoring red traffic lights.

Fortunately, there were no casualties of the incident and the thief’s joyride was brought to an abrupt halt by police near Kleppsvegur. How the suspect managed to carry out his dramatic theft remains an unanswered question, but one thing’s sure, many commuters had a lucky escape yesterday morning.

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