Man kicks toddler, 2, at Rosmalen supermarket

Police officer looking for witnesses
Police officer looking for witnessesPhoto: Politie

A man kicked a 2-year-old boy onto the road at the Aldi supermarket on Molehoekpassage in Rosmalen on Monday morning. The police are looking for the man and call on witnesses to come forward.

The incident happened around 9:00 a.m. The mother and child were waiting to cross the street to the supermarket's parking lot. A man, who had just parked his bicycle at the supermarket, kicked the child in the back for no apparent reason. The child fell into the street and the man cycled away.

A witness called the emergency services. Paramedics checked the child over. He sustained a minor injury to his back. "Mother and son are very shocked", the police said.

Karen van Rooij, who works in a nearby bakery, ran outside when she heard a woman crying and screaming. "I saw her standing with her child in her arms. She was really in a panic", she said to newspaper AD. "The mother told me that a man had kicked her child without any reason. I could tell from her reaction that it was very intense." The toddler was shaken up, according to Karen. "He was very introverted, did not really understand what had happened according to me."

The police are looking for the man. He is around 50-years-old and around 1.75 meters tall, with a skinny stature and tanned skin. He has short dark hair that is balding on the crown, big dark eyes and large dark eyebrows. The man was dressed in beige tones and a brown suede coat that fit him loosely. He may have been riding a ladies bike.