And finally… cold case

A man robbed a bank on a remote Arctic archipelago that is home to more polar bears than humans.

The armed thief stole money from the bank in Norway’s Svalbard, in the Arctic Ocean.

“There was an armed robbery at around 10:40 am (0940 GMT),” Terje Carlsen, a spokesman for the governor, told AFP.

“A man with a gun seized a sum of money. He was arrested quite quickly” in the capital Longyearbyen, he added.

Police said he was sent to the northern town of Tromso for questioning but refused to reveal his identity, saying only that he was a foreigner travelling in the region.

Longyearben has about 2,000 residents – and about 3,000 polar bears.

The Svalbard archipelago, which is roughly double the size of Belgium, lies 600 miles from the North Pole.

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