Watch shop robbers caught in massive manhunt

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UPDATED: Following a massive manhunt involving helicopters and dogs, police in Western Norway arrested three men suspected of robbing a Haugesund watch shop at gunpoint on Saturday.

According to a police spokesman, no one was injured during the robbery, but the robbers appeared very threatening, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported.

The robbers reportedly got away with lots of expensive watches, escaping Haugesund towards the east in a grey Audi which had been stolen in Stavanger the night before. It was later found near Sauda, having driven off the road.

Police dogs sniffed their way to two of the men who were detained nearby. The third suspect was reportedly spotted by a police officer while riding a bicycle past the police headquarters in downtown Sauda.

According to Haugesunds Avis (external link in Norwegian, with photos), the shop had bullet-proof glass to protect its employees.

newsinenglish.no staff