Three held in Hague on €2m Germany robbery
The Hague police arrested three more suspects Tuesday morning, February 4th, on behalf of the German authorities, suspected of involvement in a major bank robbery in February 2013. A 30-year-old woman and two men (35 and 43) are suspected of involvement in a large-scale blank credit card fraud, where about 30 million euros were looted worldwide in the night of February 19 to 20, 2013.
During a spectacular bank robbery in February 2013 a group looted 30 million euros worldwide. After bank systems were hacked, the suspects managed to use fake cards to withdraw about 40 million dollars, which is about 30 million euros, within a timeframe of 24 hours. The withdrawals occurred in Japan, Great-Britain, Canada, the U.S.A., Russia, Italy, Estonia, the UAE, Lithuania, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Ukraine, Spain, Romania, Mexico, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Colombia, and Germany. The German authorities are investigating the case, according to politie.nl. Investigation so far revealed that a group of suspects from Germany and the Netherlands is responsible for withdrawing 1.8 million euros. Nine suspects were arrested in the case so far.