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Lapland home invasion suspects caught after car chase in Norway

Two men and a woman travelling in a dark green Audi are believed to have robbed a home at knifepoint in Finnish Lapland before carrying out a burglary in Norway.

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Norwegian public broadcaster NRK reports on Tuesday that Norwegian police have arrested  three people suspected of an armed robbery in Finnish Lapland.

Two men and one woman were detained after a car chase in Malangen near Tromsø, northern Norway, on Tuesday morning. Police have not revealed their citizenship, but said they were travelling in an Audi A6 with Swedish license plates.

The trio are believed to have robbed residents of a house at knifepoint in Kilpisjärvi, north-west Finland, on Monday night. They are then thought to have broken into a company's offices in Kvaløya, near Tromsø early Tuesday. It is unclear what was stolen from the two locations.

Norwegian police had issued a warning to local residents when the dark green car was spotted in the area. Officials say the suspects also apparently had firearms, but that they were not used during the home invasion.

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