Giovanni D. committed 5 robberies in 6 days in Amsterdam, May 2015 (Photo: Politie) - Credit: Giovanni D. committed 5 robberies in 6 days in Amsterdam, May 2015 (Photo: Politie)
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 10:30
Knife-wielding serial robber caught after Amsterdam Museum theft
The police arrested a 20 year old man in Amsterdam on Thursday. He is believed to be responsible for 5 robberies in the city. Dozens of police officers have been working hard for days trying to find and arrest this serial robber. On Thursday a police officer spotted him walking over a bridge on Ouderzijds Achterburgwal and followed him with a colleague. They arrested him in a bar on Oudezijds Achterburgwal, the Telegraaf reports. The man is suspected of involvement in 5 robberies which happened with in a week. He never stole more than a few hundred euros, according to Het Parool. The first robbery happened in a Pancake House on Ouderbrugsteeg last week Thursday. He then robbed a subsidiary of the Coffee Company on Leidsestraat on Friday, on Saturday he robbed the Torenzicht bar on Oudezijds Voorburgwal and on Sunday he robbed a sexshop on the Niuwezijds Voorburgwal. His last robbery was on Wednesday, when he robbed the souvenir shop of the Amsterdam Museum on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. In the first three robberies the man used a firearm to threaten the restaurants' employees. He used a knife for the robbery at the sex shop, and a screwdriver for the robbery at the Museum. According to Het Parool, the man confessed to all five robberies shortly after his arrest.