Two masked men armed with weapons held up a truck selling ice cream in the coastal town of Larvik over the weekend. The robbers fled in a dark-coloured BMW and police spent hours trying to track them down.
The unusual heist occurred early on the still-sunlit evening of Saturday, just before 7pm. Newspaper Østlands-Posten reported that the robbers got away with an unknown amount of money after holding up the driver of the ice cream truck at gunpoint.
The paper reported that police searched for the ice cream robbers until after 9pm but they seemed to have melted away. “This was a quite serious hold-up and now we need to take care of our driver,” Stein Ove Jordal of the company owning the ice cream truck told newspaper Dagbladet. “I don’t know of any of our trucks being robbed earlier.”
He said around half of the firm’s customers pay cash for the ice cream bars they buy off the truck, and that the cash can amount to several thousand kroner after a warm and busy day.