Icelandic Bitcoin Miner Thief Revealed New Info About His Escape
The main suspect in the Icelandic crypto theft wants justice. He sent a letter to an Icelandic newspaper stating that he was innocent and explaining to the authorities why he escaped.
As previously related by Coindoo, Sindri Thor Stefansson, the culprit suspected of stealing “600 PCs, 600 graphics cards, 100 power supplies, 100 motherboards, 100 memory drives, and 100 CPU processors” worth about $ 2 million escaped to Sweden.
The Icelandic suspect for one of the biggest thefts in the country explained to the police that he was free to travel, so he decided to leave the “low- security prison”, as he says.
Stefansson managed to steal 600 Bitcoin mining computers between December 2017 and January 2018. According to public sources, he escaped on Tuesday, 17th April 2018, flying on the same plane with the Prime Minister of Iceland to Sweden.
According to the letter sent to the Frettabladid newspaper, Stefansson mentioned that he was imprisoned for no reason and no proof. He exclaimed that the arrest warrant had been held until 16th April 2018, and when the police filed an application to extend the period of imprisonment for another 10 days, the judge postponed the decision for the next day. Thus, Stefansson managed to escape on the day before the final decision, making him innocent.
“I simply refuse to be in prison of my own will, especially when the police threatens to arrest me without explanation,” stated Stefansson.
“I have been in custody for two and a half months unsuccessfully, without evidence, but only because of police suspicion. That’s what I’m angry about. I have not been published a single testimony and I was threatened and threatened with longer isolation while isolation took place“, he added.
The suspect has not yet been found. The police suppose that Stefansson could be in Spain. They still did not find the theft of 600 Bitcoin mining computer. Those who will help solve the incident, the police will give a reward of $ 60,000.
Stefansson mentioned for Frettabladid that he will return to Iceland only if the authorities cancel his allegations.