The Amsterdam police arrested one man and two women on January 30th. They are suspected of seducing elderly men online, making a date with them and then robbing them of their belongings, the police said in a statement on Thursday. Investigators believe that more men may have fallen victim to these perpetrators and call on them to contact the police.
On Friday and Saturday the Koninklijke Marechaussee arrested seven suspects in connection with a diamond heist at Schiphol airport in 2005. The seven are suspected of involvement in the hijacking of an armored car carrying 67 million euros worth of diamonds, NOS reports.
The arrests were made in Amsterdam and Valencia, Spain. The suspects are five men and two women. All of them are Dutch.
On Tuesday the police arrested two brothers in Eindhoven on suspicion of involvement in a brutal robbery and rape in a chalet in Schaijk in 2009. New information led investigators to the suspects, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. The suspects, age 26 and 28 years, are in custody for further investigation.
A crowdfunding action started to help Amsterdam student Doeta Aartsma restart her business after her equipment was stolen from her home over Christmas, is gaining support. So far about a third of the 10 thousand euros she needs has been raised.
"I actually feel very rich", Aartsma said to Het Parool. "You could say that I should have lost faith in humanity after this nasty experience, but because so many known and unknown people support me, that is not the case."
Fake postal workers using a stolen mail truck are believed to be behind two separate robberies of a second-hand electronics store in Nieuwegein.
The iUsed location was robbed twice in five days. "This is very bizarre", iUsed manager Jip van Asperen said to newspaper AD.
On Friday two people dressed as PostNL workers stole a large order of Apple devices directly from the store. The order, value estimated at around 20 thousand euros, was already packaged and waiting for the postal van to pick it up.
An armored car was robbed on Koestraat in Purmerend on Wednesday. The perpetrators fled on a scooter and are still at large, RTV Noord-Holland reports.
The armored car was parked at an ING branch in Koestraat when the perpetrators hit. It is unclear whether they managed to steal anything.
The police are looking for two men, whose descriptions were spread on Burgernet. The robbers are a white man and a dark skinned man. One wore a white jersey with a gray good, a vest, a backpack and dark sneakers. The second man was wearing a blue flight jacket and dark jeans.
Eleven arrests were made in Costa Rica in connection with the murders of a Dutch couple and a Nicaraguan man in the Central American country in January, RTL Nieuws reports.
Hans Snelders and Sita Dhawtal were found dead in their home on their teak plantation in Puntarenas on January 4th. They were handcuffed and shot dead. The foreman of their tree farm, the man from Nicaragua, was also killed.
A 63-year-old woman sustained minor injuries in a home invasion on Ministerlaan in the Zwolle neighborhood of Ittersum on Friday morning, De Stentor reports.
The incident happened around 8:45 a.m. There was a knock on the woman's door, who opened for two slender young men carrying a bunch of flowers. They violently forced their way into the woman's home the moment the door was opened.
The robbers demanded money from the woman, but she managed to escape and run outside. A neighbor took her in. She sustained minor injuries to her arm.
The victim of a fatal shooting near the AMC in Amsterdam-Zuidoost was identified as 24-year-old Isilnando Kammeron by Het Parool. According to the newspaper, Kammeron is a career criminal with a criminal record dating from when he was 13 years old.
A 24-year-old man from Schiedam was arrested in the investigation into a violent robbery in Helmond in August 2014. Mien Graveland, 86, was killed in the robbery
A number of masked men broke into a house on Veldenseweg and stole 120 thousand euros in cash as well as jewelry, according to one of the victims Mia Geerlings. The police only stated that jewelry was stolen and will say nothing more in the interest of an ongoing investigation, 1Limburg reports.
A 42-year-old man from Assen was sentenced to 5 years in prison for raping and robbing a 20-year-old woman in his hometown just before Christmas last year, the court in Assen ruled. The man also has to undergo institutionalized psychiatric treatment and pay 14 thousand euros in damages to the victim
A man was killed in his home during a robbery in the Drenthe village of Gees early on Thursday morning. He was attacked and seriously injured and later died of his injuries
The police are looking for three suspects in a home invasion in Amsterdam-Noord on Tuesday afternoon. Their descriptions were spread on Burgernet
An Irish tourist was injured in a stabbing incident near Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam during the early hours of Thursday morning.
A Connexxion bus was attacked and robbed by two masked men armed with knives in Almere at 00:30 a.m. on Wednesday. No one was injured, a spokesperson for Connexxion said to Omroep Flevoland.
Two men and a woman were arrested in Vlaardingen on Tuesday morning after the police caught them transporting a stolen safe in a wheelie bin.
Three family members and a close friend were arrested in Rotterdam Zuid on suspicion of at least 12 different street robberies and fencing of stolen property, police said on Monday. The robberies linked to the investigation took place from last October through February, often involving purse snatching where the offenders fled by scooter.
Two men in Zevenbergen, Noord-Brabant are suspected of the armed robbery of a billiards hall there shortly before setting the building on fire, police said. The facility was raided sometime before 12:30 a.m. on Monday by men simply described by the victim as being “taller” and “shorter,” both of whom are on the loose.
The number of “serious incidents” on Amsterdam’s public transit system rose by nearly 24 percent in 2015 to 333. This was up from 269 a year earlier.
The 23-year-old man arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion that he mugged British tourist Richard Cole shortly before he drowned, was released on his own recognizance on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. He is still a suspect.
The Belgian police arrested six men in connection with a casino robbery in Valkenburg and a jewelry store robbery in Eijsden, Zuid-Limburg, both in 2014
The police released video footage of two armed men robbing an Albert Heijn store on Pieter Calandlaan in Amsterdam Osdorp on January 13th. They hope that information from the public may help lead to an arrest.