Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:07
Armed robber brought down after supermarket attack
An armed robber was overpowered and beaten in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon after he robbed the Albert Heijn store on Pieter Calandlaan with a knife. Witnesses told AT5 that the man held a bred knife at the throat of one of the cashiers and forced her to give him money. Other employees and bystanders started throwing him with things from the shelves and chased him out of the store. Once outside, bystanders chased the man down. They overpowered him and beat him up, according to witnesses. Actor Mimoun Ouled Radi witnessed the incident from a nearby terrace. "He was chased by three men, one threw something at him, another threw a sort of frisbee at his head. When he fell to the ground he was kicked." the actor said to AT5. "At firs we thought: 'That's terrible', I wanted to go and help him, but then he turned out to be a robber." It ended with the robber lying unconscious on the street, the money he stole - 25 euros according to Radi - lying next to him. The man was arrested by the police. He was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.