Street robbers hold victims hostage

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Two 18-year-old twin brothers were robbed in the streets of Amsterdam last month and held hostage for two hours. They were threatened and had their mobile phones and money taken away.Later they were forced to withdraw money from an ATM and get valuables from their home. The robbers threatened to stab them to death and warned them not to contact the police.

The robbery and hostage situation occurred on the night of August 30 on 31. Camera images of one of the suspects have now been released. They show the suspect accompanying the twins to an ATM.

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The police call it exceptional for victims of a street robbery to be held hostage that long.