Theft at Euro banknote printer involves a "substantial amount" of cash

Police and the prosecutors office are investigating two years of theft at a paper money printing facility in Haarlem. No arrests have yet been made in the case, which involves a “substantial amount” of fifty-euro notes, according to Dutch crime blog Crimesite.nl.

The suspects in the case work at the Royal Joh. Enschedé in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, multiple media outlets reported. Detectives descended on the site earlier on Wednesday. Authorities were not confirming details as the investigation is ongoing.

The theft includes printed bills with and without serial numbers, a source told Crimesite. No estimate of stolen cash was provided.

The website for the 412-year-old company says it began printing banknotes in 1814. It has since evolved into “the specialist for special, secure, and highly trustworthy print work and related services,” the company stated.

“Our company works with a four-eyes principle in all areas and monitors every detail of its operations with a CCTV camera system.”

It is not yet known how the theft was discovered.

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