A man currently in custody for a number of break-ins targeting Dacia Duster models is suspected of targeting the vehicles because they are common among rental car companies. The thief likely counted on finding valuables in travellers’ luggage, RÚV reports.
Over 100 car break-ins were reported in Reykjavík since October, but none since the man was taken into custody. Police used video surveillance footage to identify the accused.
Police say it is clear the man was not working alone, and collaborators were receiving and purchasing the stolen goods he acquired. The police must decide by tomorrow whether to release the man from custody or extend his warrant.
The suspect has previously stolen goods such as cameras, camera equipment, drones, laptops, jackets and glasses.The case is exceptional: car break-ins are generally uncommon in Iceland.