theft

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Aug 18 '17 14:30

A 39-year-old father from Helmond was sentenced to 90 days in prison, 88 of which conditionally suspended, and 160 hours of community service for assaulting his daughter's ex-boyfriend and making him walk away naked, ANP reports.

The incident happened late last year. The man's daughter told him that the 17-year-old boy had nude photos and videos of her on his phone. Afraid that the boy would spread these images, the father demanded that he hand over his phone. When he refused, the father punched and pushed him, forced him to take off his clothes and then sent him away, naked. 

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Aug 16 '17 17:00

The diocese of Roermond is advising parishes, municipalities and individuals to replace their Jesus on the cross statues with plastic copies to prevent them from being stolen. According to diocese spokesperson Matheu Bemelmans, the number of thefts and vandalism on these statues or statues of Maria increased over the past year, ANP reports.

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Aug 15 '17 16:40

An employee committing theft was the most common reason for dismissal with immediate effect in the Netherlands over the past 12 months, the Volkskrant reports after studying 194 published lawsuits conducted in this period.

Nearly a fifth of these cases, 18 percent, involved stealing, though the severity of the theft varied widely. In a few cases employees were fired for stealing a bag of chips or a pack of cookies, in one case the employee embezzled 55 thousand euros. 

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Jun 9 '17 16:25

Several dozen snakes, including boa constrictors, red rattlesnakes, African house snakes and one python, were stolen from a home in Heteret this week, ANP reports.

The snakes were stolen from a shed behind the owners home on Polderstraat somewhere between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. The owner only realized the cages were empty during the course of the day on Thursday. The theft was reported to the police.

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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. 

Tired cyclist decides to complete his trip on a stolen tractor, with his bike tied to it, Boekel 26 May 2017
May 26 '17 16:10

A tired cyclist in Boekel came up with the brilliant solution to make the rest of his way home on a stolen tractor. His plan did not work out that great for him - the police caught him a short time later, with his bicycle tied onto the stolen tractor.

This all happened during the early hours of Friday morning, according to the Boekel police on Facebook. "The result is that the man with this 'genius' idea spent the night with us", the police wrote.

The tractor was returned to its owner. 

Koninklijke Marechaussee
May 24 '17 11:20

Three suspects were arrested in connection with the theft of 7 million euros worth of Apple products from an industrial terrain on Schiphol airport in December, the Koninklijke Marechaussee announced on Tuesday.

In December the suspects drove onto a Schiphol business area with a truck. They loaded the truck with 46 pallets of Apple phones and tablets before taking off. The stolen products were worth about 7 million euros.

Shortly after the theft, some of the stolen goods were listed for sale on line. Some were also found in a warehouse in Delft.

Lady Justice
Apr 20 '17 14:35

Samuel T., suspected of last year, confessed to the rape, but denies trying to kill her. "I have no words to explain how I feel. I have completely ruined her future", the 33-year-old suspect said in court on Thursday, De Stentor reports.

Pink Pelican
Apr 6 '17 14:20

Someone broke into Artis Zoo in Amsterdam on Sunday night and stole 10 of 14 pelican eggs. They also broke one pelican's leg, which resulted in the animal dying, and seriously disrupted the group of birds during breeding season. The Amsterdam zoo filed charges of animal cruelty, theft and vandalism, the zoo announced on Wednesday, ANP reports.

So far no suspects were arrested. The incident was also not caught on camera.

One of four Old English Bulldog puppies stolen from De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau, 25 Jan 2017
Jan 30 '17 13:20

A 22-year-old man from Breda was arrested on Sunday in connection with the theft of four chocolate-colored Old English Bulldog puppies from care farm De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau last week, ANP reports.

The Breda police went to the man's home based on a tip and found one of the very expensive puppies there. 

One of four Old English Bulldog puppies stolen from De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau, 25 Jan 2017
Jan 27 '17 17:15

Four chocolate-colored Old English Bulldog puppies were stolen from care farm De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The pups are only six weeks old and therefore too young to be away from their mother, or to be chipped. Rachel van Beek of De Mekkerbek is offering a 1,500 euros reward for the tip that leads to the puppies recovery.

Two men stole a safe from the A'DAM tower in Amsterdam, 11 Dec 2016
Dec 14 '16 12:05

The A'DAM tower in Amsterdam was robbed in broad daylight on Sunday afternoon. Two men managed to get hold of the safe containing the daily cash flow and ran off with it, despite the fact that it weighs about 50 kilograms, Het Parool reports.

Sander Groet, owner of the tower, called it a brutal robbery. "The safe stood in a room on the 16th floor where our personnel walk in and out", he said to the newspaper. "It contained particularly our cash flow and fee our large safe is embedded into a wall. They knew exactly where to be."

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Oct 11 '16 13:25

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.

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Oct 3 '16 15:00

The police received 813 reports of serious incidents at asylum centers or emergency shelters for asylum seekers during the first half of this year. The incidents mostly involved theft, violence and sex crimes, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wrote to parliament on Monday

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Sep 7 '16 08:42

Rapper Typhoon spent a night in jail last month after he forgot to pay for his petrol after refueling. He wasn't paying attention to what he was doing, the rapper said to the Telegraaf.

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Jul 25 '16 12:00

Three so-called Stolpersteine were stolen from Graaf Florisstraat and Mathenesserlaan in Rotterdam, RTV Rijnmond reports. These memorial stones consist of plaques built into the sidewalk in front of houses where people lived who were deported in the Second World War. It mostly involves Jewish people.

mossos-desquadra
Jun 22 '16 07:59

A man and woman were arrested in Spain last week in connection with a large international investigation into child trafficking and exploitation. The investigation was launched in Amsterdam last year when the Dutch police noticed that kids were being used for pickpocketing, shoplifting and thefts in the city, the police announced on Wednesday.

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Jun 15 '16 13:35

Mark Meijer, CDA councilor in Kerkrade, spent a night in jail this weekend because he stole some alcohol and pillows during the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf over this weekend, the Telegraaf reports based on information from those involved.

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Jun 9 '16 09:53

The number of reports about physical violence and aggression aimed at train personnel is down 23 percent, though reports on other types of incidents and disturbances increased, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure wrote to parliament. Disturbances caused by beggars, musicians and vagrants increased significantly.

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Jun 7 '16 11:30

Defense attorney Mark Teurlings received death threats after he worked on a EenVandaag report in which several lawyers stated that the police and judiciary steal money and valuable goods on a "large scale" as they are seized

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Jun 2 '16 14:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded a 10 month prison sentence against 36-year-old Diana M. of Oud Gastel on Wednesday. She is suspected of secretly stealing money from her grandfather for years, totaling in about 200 thousand euros, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Mar 14 '16 09:04

A suspected burglar was arrested early Saturday morning after breaking into an Albert Heijn store in Nijmegen and stealing four dozen mini vegetable garden kits, the police there reported on Sunday. The popular kits are given away as a promotion to paying customers.

Feb 10 '16 15:46

Police and the prosecutors office are investigating two years of theft at a paper money printing facility in Haarlem. No arrests have yet been made in the case, which involves a “substantial amount” of fifty-euro notes, according to Dutch crime blog Crimesite.nl.

Jan 8 '16 15:48

An Amsterdam man was arrested early Friday morning after driving at speeds of over 130 kilometers per hour through neighbourhood streets in the Zuidoost district. Police on patrol after a series of recent burglaries in the area spotted the driver allegedly racing at high speeds around 3 a.m.

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