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This thief in Denmark doesn’t understand how ice works

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Warming temperatures will probably free the safe this week. Photo: Syd- og Sønderjyllands Politi/Twitter
08:35 CET+01:00
Police in southern Denmark said on Sunday that an apparent would-be thief who attempted to throw a safe in a lake ran in to just one small problem: the lake was frozen.
South Jutland Police said they are investigating how a safe ended up in a frozen lake in Esbjerg but have a pretty good clue of where to start looking. 
 
“Within the past 24 hours we had a break-in in which a safe similar to that was stolen, but it is still uncertain if the one out on the ice is it,” spokesman Claus Skovgaard told TV2.
 
The half-submerged safe was spotted sticking out of the frozen lake by a resident who tipped off the police. 
 
 
As of Sunday, the authorities were not able to retrieve it but warmer temperatures moved in on Monday and the weather was expected to remain above the freezing point for the remainder of the week, presumably freeing up the safe for further inspection. 
 
Police wrote on Twitter that whoever threw the safe into the lake wasn’t able to open it up to get inside. 
 

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“Ugh, first a struggle to steal the safe, then it can’t be opened and then when it’s dumped in the lake, the water was firm,” police wrote. 
 

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