Friday, April 3, 2015 - 13:25
Five teens arrested in Charlie Hebdo vandalism
The police have arrested five teenage boys for vandalizing a house on Laurens Reaalstraat in the Lombok neighborhood in Utrecht. The teens threw rocks through the window of the house on two separate occasions on March 10th and 15th. The residents of the house suspect that the vandalism had to do with a Charlie Hebdo poster hanging in the window. The first two suspects, two boys aged 15 and 16 years form Utrecht, were arrested on March 19th. The third suspect, a 17 year old boy form Utrecht, was arrested on March 20th. And a fourth suspect, a 16 year old boy from Utrecht, was arrested on March 22nd. All four of these suspects admitted to committing the vandalism on March 10th and were released. A fifth suspect, a 17 year old boy from Utrecht, was arrested on Tuesday, March 31st. He was brought to the police station and was released again after questioning. The prosecutor will decide on a punishment for these boys. The police investigation is now closed.