Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:55
Police profile rough robbery of elderly couple called “Dirty Jews”
The police released a profile on two perpetrators who violently robbed and assaulted an elderly couple in their home on Heemenstraat in Amsterdam in August on Opsoring Verzocht on Tuesday. The authorities hope that releasing these details about the perpetrators and the crime will lead to someone in the public recognizing them. The robbery happened at around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4th. Two men rang the couple's intercom and said they were police officers. The elderly man opened the door for them. The robbers called the couple "dirty Jews" and severely assaulted them, to the extent that they are still unable to go back to living on their own. The woman is now in a wheel chair and the man is partially blind. The eventually fled with money and jewelry. According to the police, the couple does not have much money or possessions, so why the perpetrators targeted them is still unclear. The perpetrators were two men with lightly tanned skin and wearing dark clothing. One of them was wearing a hat, had stubble on his cheeks and a slender build. The other had a more solid build. One of the perpetrators wounded his hand during the robbery. The police asks the public to think whether they noticed a man suddenly wearing a bandage or plaster on his hand after August 4th. Witnesses may also have noticed the perpetrators hanging around Heemstedestraat or Hoofddorplein, maybe observing the apartment. The robbers stole jewelry from the couple, including yellow gold wedding rings and a men's watch - Rolex, Oyster model with a gold strap and a navy blue dial.