About 500 people live on the island in the Haparanda archipelago and during the night towards Monday, several have been greeted by the suspected duo.

At 11 o'clock, the police announced that a man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated theft and at 14 p.m. another man was arrested.

– The police continue to work on the case, including crime scene investigations and reporting reports, says Åsa Mjörndal, press spokesperson at the police command center (RLC).

More may be affected

More properties may have been exposed and police want to urge the public to look after cottages and properties that have been unattended.

There is currently no information that any person has been subjected to violence in connection with the thefts, that the theft is considered aggravated has to do with the value of the goods.

At the time of writing, there are no more suspects in the case.