Jun 7 '17 14:30

An amount of 60 thousand euros was stolen from a crawl space in the home of 95-year-old Bets Hoogveld in Gelderland. The money was in 12 envelopes, each containing 5 thousand euros, in a money box, Omroep Gelderland reports.

Hoogveld used to keep the money in the bank. But as she earned hardly any interest and still had to pay taxes, her children decided it was better to withdraw it. Last week Bets' son went to check on the cash and found it gone. 

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Jun 7 '17 13:55

The police released surveillance camera footage of an in a Domino's Pizza on Kerstendijk in Rotterdam in April. The police are looking for all three robbers and call on anyone who recognizes them or has any information about their whereabouts to come forward.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 7 '17 13:20

The Bunschoten-Spakenburg police issued a warning against donating money to any fundraising campaigns for the family of Savannah Dekker, who was found killed in Bunschoten on Sunday. The 14-year-old girl's family is not aware of and hasn't approved any fundraising actions, the police write on Facebook.

"Social involvement is appreciated. However, fundraising actions for Savannah's family, are not in the name of the family. Be aware of where you donate your money."

Geert Wilders
Jun 7 '17 12:45

The Dutch Public Prosecutor will not prosecute Geert Wilders over statements he made in a speech in Vienna, Austria in March 2015, the prosecutor announced. The Prosecutor to investigate Wilders for hate speech, but his statements are not punishable by Dutch law, according to the Prosecutor, reports.

Jun 7 '17 12:10

Eefje van Iersel from Den Bosch was sexually abused by a masseur who offered to treat her foot pain for free, she said in a post on Facebook. She was quickly flooded with comments and messages from other women claiming to be abused by the same man, when he presented himself as a photographer to amateur models, and also a tutor for students or a driving instructor, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Jun 7 '17 09:50

A 28-year-old woman from Hoorn managed to track down a man suspected of violently assaulting and choking her by posing as another woman on a chat site. The suspect, Somali asylum seeker Mohammed M., is now in custody and will appear in court on Friday, the Telegraaf reports. 

M. attacked the woman in October last year. The man sexually assaulted and tried to choke the Hoorn woman, according to the newspaper. He also stole her phone before fleeing.

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Jun 7 '17 08:55

Two ince Sunday, were found "in good health", the Tilburg police said on Twitter on Tuesday. The girls' families called the police to inform them that the girls had been found, according to Omroep Brabant.

Abdoe Khoulani
Jun 7 '17 08:48

The Hague politician Abdoe Khoulani is under fire from Jewish interest organization CJO and from other politicians for statements he made. He called a group of Israeli students "future child killers and Zionist terrorists in the making" on social media and called a female colleague a "blonde bitch", AD reports.

Jun 7 '17 08:17

Young people in the Netherlands use more drugs than their counterparts in other European cities, according to an annual report by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In the age group 15 to 34 years, Dutch were on the top of the list when it comes to ecstasy use in 2015, NOS reports.

A massive 6.6 percent of Dutch in that age group use ecstasy. Ireland comes in a far second place with 4.4 percent. The European average is 1.8 percent.

Ditch in which Savannah Dekker's body was found, on industrial terrain De Kronkels in Bunschoten, 4 May 2017
Jun 7 '17 07:51

The police are looking for witnesses in the investigation into 14-year-old Savannah Dekker's death in Bunschoten. The girl was found killed in a ditch on an industrial terrain in Bunschoten on Thursday. Investigators specifically want to talk to anyone who saw Savannah on her bicycle after she disappeared from home on Thursday, June 1st, the police said on Opsoring Verzocht on Tuesday. The bicycle was found the same day in nearby Hoogland. 

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 6 '17 14:30

A silent march will be held in Bunschoten on Thursday evening for Savannah Dekker, a 14-year-old local resident who wason Sunday.

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jun 6 '17 13:55

The J.H. Donner School in De Glind is adjusting its entire week program to help students adjust to the death of classmate "The children were talked to in their classes this morning. There was a lot of sorrow, helplessness, but also togetherness and connection." school director Jan Hofman said to the press on Tuesday morning.

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Jun 6 '17 13:15

Former tennis coach Mark de J. appointed a new lawyer to defend him against murder charges in the death of businessman . Bob Kaarls will appear as De J.'s lawyer in a pro-forma hearing in court on Tuesday, AD reports.

The progress of the case will be discussed in court today.

Jun 6 '17 10:55

Two girls, age 16 and 17 years, have been missing in Tilburg since Sunday. Their names haven't been released, but their descriptions were spread over Burgernet.

The 17-year-old girl left from Ganzerikhof on a green bicycle. She has tanned skin, is about 1.6 meters tall with a solid posture and brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue cap and a black jacket.

Hans Hillen
Jun 6 '17 09:13

When he was Minister of Defense, CDA politician Hans Hillen hid details about a major corruption scandal involving the purchase of Defense cars from the lower house of parliament, the Tweede Kamer, he admitted to NRC.  "If I reported all details about such matters to the Kamer, I would not have time to run the armed forces", he said to the newspaper.

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Jun 6 '17 08:46

One person was injured in a home invasion on Ribesweg in Nunspeet late on Monday night, the local police said on Twitter.

So far little is known about what happened. The police are investigating.

The identities of the victim and perpetrators are still unknown.

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Jun 6 '17 07:43

 knew the boy the police . The two 14-year-olds met each other through friends about two years ago, AD reports. The boy, who was arrested on Monday, lives on a farm in Lunteren, according to the newspaper.

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Jun 5 '17 17:00

A Leiden student received the fright of her life on Sunday morning when a stranger came into her room and crawled into bed with her. She woke up when the strange man, dressed only in his underwear, opened her door in a student house on Pelikaanhof, Sleutelstad reports.

The young woman jumped out of bed and ran to her housemates for help. Despite prods, pushes and a glass of water in the face, the seemingly drunk man would not wake up. So the young women called the police.

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Jun 5 '17 16:20

Savannah Dekker knew the 1 through social media, Bunschoten mayor Melis van de Groep said on Radio 1 Journaal. The police confirmed that both Savannah and Romy Nieuwburg were killed in crimes, though so far the cases seem to be unrelated, according to the news program.

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Jun 5 '17 15:35

Flags across Bunschoten are hanging at half mast today in remembrance of 14-year-old Savannah Dekker, who was on Sunday. Her family's church dedicated the Pentecost sermon to Savannah on Monday and her school arranged a meeting to offer support for teachers, classmates and parents.

Dutch police officers responding to a report of a crime
Jun 5 '17 14:55

Two people were hospitalized and one arrested in a brawl in Druten on Pentecost Sunday.  Three others were arrested for brawling at a dance event in Breda, the police announced in statements on Monday.

Jun 5 '17 14:10

A motorist was killed in a car accident while fleeing from the police in Limburg during the early hours of Monday morning, local news agency De Limburger reports. Why the police were chasing the suspect is unclear.

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Gasthuis road between Bemelen and Sibbe. It seems the motorist lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. 

The police are investigating the incident. 

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 5 '17 13:30

The people who organized a search for 14-year-old Savannah Dekker in Bunschoten on Sunday, are angry at the police for not helping in the search. The police told them the action was "not necessary", initiator Angelique ter Haar said to AD. in a ditch on industrial terrain De Kronkels later that same day.

Hassan, Alma and Nazih found in Hungary on May 30th after their dad kidnapped them in Enschede on May 19th
Jun 5 '17 12:55

Three childre, have been found alive and well, the police said in a statement on Saturday. They were found with their father on a train in Hungary on May 30th. The father was arrested and the three kids returned to the Netherlands on Saturday.