Friday, 19 August 2016 - 14:10
Burglars found stuck between two walls in Sinterklaas' house
During the early hours of Friday morning the police caught two burglars in the act of breaking into an office building of the Seventh Day Adventisists in Huis ter Heide, the same building used as Sinterklaas' house in the Sinterklaasjournaal every year. It took the police some time to track the burglars down in the building, but they were eventually found stuck between two walls, AD reports. The police responded to the building around 4:00 a.m. after a report of a break in. At the scene they found two men sitting in the roof-gutter. Repeated calls for the men to surrender had no effect, and they eventually fled into the building through a broken window. The police surrounded the building and called in a helicopter to keep an eye on the situation from above. The fire department helped police officers get into the building through a first floor balcony and the building was searched. The search took some time, due to the size of the building. Firefighters brought in a thermal camera, which helped track the burglars down. The two men, age 22 and 29 both from Zeist, were stuck in an open space between two walls, near the chimney. The burglar were freed and arrested. The police also confiscated their tools and a scooter that stood parked nearby.