Man accused of «the biggest robbery in the history of Iceland», was arrested in the Netherlands.
The representative of the Dutch police confirmed that Sindri tor Stefansson (Sindri Thor Stefansson), who is accused of stealing mining equipment for $ 2 million, was arrested in Amsterdam on Sunday evening. Prosecutors plan to extradite him back to Iceland, reports News Observer.
Last week Stefansson left the prison normal mode and went to Sweden. In his letter to the Icelandic news organization Frettabladid he claimed contained «two and a half months … without evidence» and was in isolation during his imprisonment. After his detention term expired, he left prison and took a taxi to the airport.
«I just refuse to be in jail against their will, especially when the police arrest me without explanation,» wrote
he the newspaper.
Stefansson said he wanted to return to Iceland. He stated that he negotiated with police to arrange his return, and has threatened to use a fake ID in order to hide from the authorities. In his letter Stefansson didn’t mention 600 stolen devices. The police also did not report, did you manage to find them. The owner of the mining equipment has offered a reward of $60 000 for information on the whereabouts of his machines.
ASIC miners were stolen
during four different thefts, and it was the biggest crime in Iceland to date. Last month police said: «everything points to the fact that this crime was well planned».