Two men were arrested in eastern Hedmark County after the local bank in Rendalen was robbed early Monday morning. The car they were driving ran off the road and landed in a ditch betwen Drevsjø and Åkrestrømmen.
Police seized both weapons and money but wouldn’t go into detail about how much. The arrests were made after what Pål Erik Teigen called “cooperation among witnesses and their observations, a police helicopter and police patrols with dogs on the ground.”
Police first received reports of an armed robbery underway at SpareBank1 Østlandet‘s branch at Otnes in Rendalen. Armed police with dog patrols responded along with a police helicopter, while police also received help from Swedish police just over the border.
The getaway car was found in a ditch on County Road 217 around a half-hour after the robbery. The search for the two men then followed on foot and both were apprehended shortly thereafter.
“The arrests were made without problems,” Teigen told Norwegain Broadcasting (NRK). The two employees of the bank branch were getting help from a crisis team, while the two men were taken in for questioning.