Police van broken into during reconstruction of Utrecht tram attack

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The police's forensic team at the scene of a crime (Stock Photo: Politie). (The police's forensic team at the scene of a crime (Stock Photo: Politie))

A Forensic Investigation van was broken into during a police reconstruction of a mass shooting on a tram in Utrecht in March, the Midden-Nederland police confirmed. The thieves got away with a police jacket and police bag, AD reports.

The reconstruction of the mass shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in March happened on Sunday. The area around the square was cordoned off during the reconstruction. How the thieves managed to sneak past all the present authorities, is not clear.

A police spokesperson called the theft a shame. "People took advantage of the situation. That may be called brutal", he said to AD. He hopes bystanders witnessed the break-in and will come forward. 

On Monday the Public Prosecutor also announced that it is considering combining the rape case in which suspected mass shooter Gokmen T. is a suspect with the case around the mass shooting, so that the two cases can be handled simultaneously. 

 

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